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Company expands focus on globally structured growth initiatives

BELOIT, Wis. (July 6, 2022) – PlayMonster is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Graczyk to the new role of Chief People Officer. A cross-functionally talented leader with global expertise across multiple industries, Graczyk brings a specialized focus on supporting organizations and high-performance teams amidst transformational growth.

In her role, she will oversee setting and implementing strategic HR direction in people, culture, organizational structure, diversity, and inclusion across teams globally.

Graczyk brings over 25 years of experience in leading and advising organizations on talent development, culture, employee engagement, change management, technology implementation, as well as developing and delivering human capital HR strategies and solutions.  She most recently served as Chief People Officer with Vericity Inc., the parent company for Fidelity Life & eFinancial and previously spent fifteen years successfully leading organizational development at Kraft Foods.

“Joining Play Monster presents such an exciting opportunity with a global future: one to help further shape the company’s culture, where joy is reflected not only in its products – but in the work environment, too.” says Graczyk. “My passion is working with teams collaboratively to help drive results, and what’s happening at PlayMonster is incredibly dynamic and exciting to be part of.”

Tim Kilpin, Chief Executive Officer at PlayMonster says: “As we continue to grow PlayMonster as a fast-paced and globally structured organization, people, talent, and organizational excellence remain a top priority, with employees being our most valuable asset.  Amy brings tremendous value in her leadership approach, and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

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About PlayMonster

PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and fun toys, games, and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, Snap Ships®, Koosh®, and the recently acquired Ann Williams Group including Loopdedoo®, Craft-Tastic®, Craft Crush™ and Sticker & Chill™.



For More Information, Please Contact:

Lisa Wuennemann
PlayMonster Group LLC
(800) 524-4263

Allison Yakeley
Beacon Communications (on behalf of PlayMonster)