NATO elects new chairman and vice chairman

Cinemas News

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) announced the election of Ellis Jacob, president and CEO of Toronto’s Cineplex, as chairman and Rolando B. Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as vice chairman.

Jacob, elected as executive board vice chairman in October 2017, had been serving as acting chairman following Amy Miles’ retirement from the industry in March. The board voted to make Jacob chairman for the remainder of the two-year term and Rodriguez vice chairman, filling Jacob’s previous role for the same term.

The executive board of directors is the governing body of NATO, comprised of 17 leaders in the domestic exhibition industry. The four volunteer officers of the Association are elected from and by the members of the executive board.

NATO’s structure is designed to encourage member participation in the activities, benefits and deliberations of the Association. An advisory board, comprised of more than 100 representatives of the domestic and international exhibition community, deliberates on exhibition issues, and makes policy recommendations to the executive board.