Adam M. Aron
Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Aron is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. He has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of the Company since January 2016.
From February 2015 to December 2015, Mr. Aron served as Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Since 2006, Mr. Aron has served as Chairman and Chief executive Officer of World Leisure Partners, Inc. a personal consultancy for matters related to travel and tourism, high-end real estate development, and professional sports, that he founded. Mr. Aron served as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner of the Philadelphia 76ers from 2011 to 2013, and remained a co-owner until 2023. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Aron served as Senior Operating Partner of Apollo Management L.P. Formerly, Mr. Aron served as chief executive officer of Vail Resorts (1996 - 2006) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd. (1993 - 1996) and chief marketing officer of United Airlines (1990 - 1993) and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (1987 - 1990). Mr. Aron received a masters of business administration degree with distinction from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor of arts degree cum laude from Harvard College. Mr. Aron brings to the Board significant business and executive leadership experience, including valuable insight into consumer services. He has more than 20 years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer, more than 25 years of experience as a corporate Director, and more than 35 years of consumer-engagement experience.
Carla C. Chavarria
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Carla C. Chavarria is senior vice president & chief human resources officer for AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), where she is responsible for all aspects of human resources including talent acquisition, diversity, equity and inclusion, learning & development, total rewards, engagement, internal communications, human capital management systems, office services, and community relations. Chavarria began her AMC career in 1988 as a theatre manager in Philadelphia. Chavarria serves as chair for the AMC Cares Charitable Fund and is a member of the AMC Investment Committee. She also participates in various national industry-related organizations including National Association of Corporate Directors, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and WorldatWork. Chavarria earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University.
Kevin M. Connor
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Kevin M. Connor has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Parent since June 2007. Mr. Connor has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of AMCE and American Multi-Cinema, Inc. since April 2003. Prior to April 2003, Mr. Connor served as Senior Vice President, Legal of AMCE and American Multi-Cinema, Inc. beginning November 2002. Prior thereto, Mr. Connor was in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri as a partner with the firm Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer and Gee from October 1995. Mr. Connor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and a LLM in Taxation from the University of Missouri—Kansas City.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operations & Development Officer
Mr. Dan Ellis serves as AMC's Executive Vice President, Chief Operations & Development Officer. His responsibilities include leadership of the Development, U.S. Theatre Operations including Food & Beverage, as well as AMC’s Design & Construction, Facilities Sight & Sound departments, along with certain Analytics efforts. He originally joined AMC in 2017 as the head of Domestic Development where he oversaw the company’s global real estate portfolio and international businesses in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining AMC, Mr. Ellis was Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Carmike Cinemas, Inc., from 2011 until it was acquired by AMC in 2016. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Ellis held various positions with Lodgian, Inc., a publicly-traded owner and operator of hotels, including President & Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. Mr. Ellis also served on Lodgian’s Board of Directors from 2009 to 2010, when the company was sold to an affiliate of the private equity firm, Lone Star. Prior to his time with Lodgian, Mr. Ellis was engaged in private law practice in Atlanta, GA and was also a prosecutor for the State of Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia Southern University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi and a M.B.A from Mercer University.
Elizabeth Furst Frank
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Programming & Chief Content Officer
Ms. Elizabeth Frank has served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Programming & Chief Content Officer for AMC since July 2012. Between August 2010 and July 2012, Ms. Frank served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Strategic Partnerships. Prior to joining AMC, Ms. Frank served as Senior Vice President of Global Programs for AmeriCares. Prior to AmeriCares, Ms. Frank served as Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning for Time Warner Inc. Prior to Time Warner Inc., Ms. Frank was a partner at McKinsey & Company for nine years. Ms. Frank currently serves on the board of directors of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE:SRC). Ms. Frank holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Lehigh University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Sean D. Goodman
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Goodman has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMC since February 2020. Prior to joining AMC Mr. Goodman was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. From January 2016 to June 2017, Mr. Goodman served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Unifi, Inc. From April 2011 to January 2016, Mr. Goodman served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the Americas for Landis+Gyr Group AG. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Goodman held strategy and finance roles at The Home Depot, Inc. Mr. Goodman began his career in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions with Morgan Stanley and accounting and auditing with Deloitte. Mr. Goodman is a certified public accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Science from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Ms. Copaken has served as Senior Vice President, Marketing for AMC since August 2023. Between February 2022 and August 2023, Ms. Copaken served as Vice President, Growth Strategy and led all aspects of AMC’s highly successful AMC Perfectly Popcorn home popcorn product launch. Prior to joining AMC, Ms. Copaken served as a Partner at global innovation consulting firm, Sterling Rice Group, where she led client relationships and growth strategy engagements in foodservice, retail, consumer package goods and hospitality industries. Previously, she worked in leadership roles for Frito-Lay, PepsiCo and Hostess Brands in general management, innovation and brand management. During her time in the consumer-packaged goods industry, she launched dozens of new food and beverage products in grocery, retail and restaurant/foodservice. Ms. Copaken holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School.
Chris A. Cox
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Chris A. Cox has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Parent since June 2010. Prior thereto Mr. Cox served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Parent and Holdings since June 2007 and December 2004, respectively. Mr. Cox has served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of AMCE and American Multi-Cinema, Inc. since May 2002. Prior to May 2002, Mr. Cox served as Vice President and Controller of American Multi-Cinema, Inc. since November 2000. Previously, Mr. Cox served as Director of Corporate Accounting for the Dial Corporation from December 1999 until November 2000. Mr. Cox holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance degree from the University of Iowa.
Senior Vice President, Content Strategy & Inclusive Programming
Ms. Nikkole Denson-Randolph serves as AMC's Senior Vice President of Content Strategy and Inclusive Programming, overseeing the strategic development, implementation, and promotional planning of AMC’s programming efforts and initiatives to include film, digital, alternative content, and live events. Since joining the company in 2009, Ms. Denson-Randolph has led and orchestrated the launch of AMC Independent, AMC Artisan Films and AMC Theatres On-Demand, positioning AMC as the first theatre circuit in the US to launch a streaming platform. Prior to AMC, she served as the Director of Business Development for Starbucks Coffee Company’s entertainment group, from 2004 to 2009. Ms. Denson-Randolph also previously served as President of Magic Johnson Entertainment and Vice President of Magic Johnson Enterprises. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Davis. In 1995, she obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of San Francisco and has been a member of the California State Bar since 1996.
Senior Vice President Us Operations
Ms. Jennifer A. Douglass, AMC's Senior Vice President U.S. Operations, with responsibility over the U.S. theatre operations organization, Operations Excellence, and Food & Beverage along with other staff functions which are essential to running our U.S. theatres. Ms. Douglass began her multi-decade career with AMC in 1987 in San Diego, Calif. She spent 15 years in the San Diego market working her way up through a number of theatre leadership roles. She moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 2002 to join AMC’s headquarters where she served as director of field training and director of operations prior to her promotion to vice president, operations excellence in 2007, where she drove the company’s commitment to guest satisfaction. Her accomplishments during her tenure at AMC include assisting with the creation of the company’s GuestFirst® service initiative and the coordination of the theatre transition when AMC merged with Loews in 2006. In 2009-2012, Douglass served as vice president, food and beverage before moving over to oversee the AMC DINE-IN brand as vice president, operations through 2018. During her time in the DINE-IN brand she helped grow the DINE-IN portfolio from 8 locations to 50 and was responsible for alcohol, service, and menu strategy as well as delivering targeted financial returns. Ms. Douglass earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from San Diego State University in 1994. She completed the Women’s Foodservice Forum Executive Leadership program in 2016 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Senior Vice President, Domestic Development
Michael Hans holds the position of Senior Vice President, Domestic Development.
He is responsible for leading the team charged with optimizing and growing the company’s domestic real estate portfolio. Mr. Hans has over 30 years of experience in corporate and commercial real estate. He began his career with AMC in 1996 as Vice President, Real Estate in the company’s South Division office in Clearwater Florida and subsequently served as Vice President, Real Estate in the West Division office in Los Angeles prior to returning to the corporate office in Kansas City in 2000. Mr. Hans holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Procurement and Logistics
Mr. Walter Jennings is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain. He is responsible for leading all Procurement and Logistics functions at AMC. Mr. Jennings began his career at AMC in March of 2020. Mr. Jennings has more than 25 years of supply chain and procurement expertise having started his career in the automotive industry at General Motors and then Delphi Corporation. He later led global purchasing functions at Caterpillar and MolsonCoors before joining AMC. Mr. Jennings earned a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University.
Senior Vice President, Information Technology
Derrick Leggett is currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Information Technology at AMC. Prior to leading the AMC IT department, Mr. Leggett served as both a Director and then Vice President, Enterprise Information Systems at AMC. During his tenure at AMC, Mr. Leggett has also assisted multiple startup and fast growth companies in the financial services, healthcare, and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining AMC Theatres, Mr. Leggett spent ten years in the US mortgage and telecom sectors. Mr. Leggett is on the national advisory board of First Serve USA. Mr. Leggett holds an MBA from Northwestern University, his BBA from Kansas State University, and a BA, History from Arizona State University.
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Mark Pearson is AMC's Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, the first-ever executive in this role for AMC. In this capacity, he works closely with the Executive Committee to set strategic direction and identify opportunities to extend AMC’s market leadership and manage the company’s digital transformation efforts including data monetization, VOD/PVOD alliances, SVOD service marketing and distribution partnerships. Prior to joining AMC, Mr. Pearson was Executive Vice President, Business Development, Operations and Strategy at 20th Century Fox Television. He also previously served as Vice President of Brand Strategy for Universal Studios and Vice President of Franchise Strategy for the Universal Pictures Brand Group. Mr. Pearson received an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategic Management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and his B.A. in English and Political Science from Columbia University.
Senior Vice President Design & Construction, Facilities, Sight & Sound
Ms. Cynthia Pierce is AMC's Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, Facilities, Sight & Sound. She is responsible for managing a team of talented subject-matter experts who work with AMC theatre teams to provide top-notch facilities, renovations, and on-screen experiences. Ms. Pierce began her career at AMC in December 1981, working as an hourly manager in the Norfolk market. She has served as a Theatre General Manager, Director of Training, as well as Vice President of Operations. Ms. Pierce holds a BBA in Accounting from the College of William & Mary and has earned her Professional of Human Resources (PHR) certification and Certified Professional of Learning and Performance (CPLP) designations.
Senior Vice President, Global Tax
Mr. Brooks Rainer is the Senior Vice President of Global Tax for AMC. He leads the team responsible for Federal, International, and local taxes for all the countries in which the Company operates. Other responsibilities include managing domestic sales and use taxes, property tax compliance and controversy, the Company’s legal structure, and application and maintenance of all the Company’s operating and alcohol permits. Mr. Rainer began his career at AMC in May 2006. Prior to joining AMC, he worked in public accounting with Ernst & Young and Arthur Anderson. Mr. Rainer holds a BBA in Accounting and a Master of Taxation from Baylor University. He currently maintains his CPA license in Texas and Kansas.
President, AMC Europe & Managing Director, Odeon Cinema Group
Mr. Mark Way has served as Managing Director for ODEON Cinemas Group and President of AMC Europe, based in London, since December 2016, being appointed immediately following the acquisition by AMC. Prior to taking on this role, Mr. Way served as Chief Financial Officer for ODEON & UCI Cinemas from September 2014 when he joined the business. Before ODEON, he spent 17 years in a variety of senior finance and development roles at Hilton Worldwide. This included serving as Senior Vice President Finance Global Operations from 2009 to 2014 and SVP Finance International Operations from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Way is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Deloitte where he spent the early part of his career and graduated from Oxford University with BA Hons after studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Senior Vice President, Finance
Ms. Debbi Webber, AMC's Senior Vice President, Finance, has served in AMC's finance department of AMC since 2012 where she is responsible for internal management financial reporting for the Chief Financial Officer, the AMC Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. She leads AMC’s worldwide annual budgeting cycle which includes operations in 15 countries across the globe. Expanding her role to include temporary Global Chief Audit Executive in 2019, Ms. Webber also serves on the AMC Investment Committee. Prior to AMC she served as Vice President of Risk Management and Assurance for YRC Worldwide, a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation companies in the world. She also previously served for 15 years with Ernest & Young working with public clients, both domestic and international. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors. She received dual degrees in Advertising and Business Administration & Accounting from the University of Kansas.
Senior Vice President & Head Film Buyer
Mr. Ryan D. Wood is AMC's Senior Vice President and Head Film Buyer and oversees Domestic Programming. He has a dual focus on near-term profitability and long-term business building. Mr. Wood began his AMC career in 1997 as a theatre manager in Newport News, Virginia. He continued his progress serving as the General Manager at South Barrington 30 and River East 21 in Chicago from 2004-2006. Mr. Wood joined the company headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri and served as a Director in Programming from 2006-2009. He transitioned to a VP in Programming in 2009 where he focused on several key markets for four years. In 2014, Mr. Wood was promoted to VP Head Film Buyer where he served until his recent promotion. He is a current a member on the board for Will Rogers Motion Picture Foundation. Mr. Wood earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Old Dominion University.