Playboy Exec Richard Rosenzweig Takes Consultant Position

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The exec vp of Playboy Enterprises, and exec producer of NBC's "Playboy Club," begins his new role at the company on Sept. 30.

Longtime Playboy Enterprises Inc. executive Richard Rosenzweig is taking a consultant position with the company effective Sept. 30.

Rosenzweig, executive vice president of the company since 1988, will now be a senior advisor to Hugh Hefner and Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders, whom he began working for in 1958.

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Hefner said in a statement, "Dick’s decision is bittersweet for all of us at Playboy and for me in particular. Dick has worked with me since the early days of the magazine in Chicago, and since that time he has been my trusted advisor and business partner.

"I understand and applaud Dick’s desire to devote more energy to his many philanthropic and civic interests as well as to spend more time with his wife Judy Henning, and I am pleased that he has agreed to continue providing insight and strategic counsel to me and the company on a part-time basis."

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Rosenzweig is also a member of Playboy's board of directors, serves as non-executive chair of the Playboy Jazz Festival and Alta Loma Entertainment, and is an exec producer on NBC's Playboy Club.

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He was a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art and was chairman of both the Modern and Contemporary Art Council of the Los Angeles County Art Museum and the Beverly Hills Fine Arts Commission.  He continues to serve as an officer and board member of the Music Center's Fraternity of Friends and is both a director and president of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.