Governance at a Glance
|Nominating and Corporate Governance
Adam M. Aron
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.
Denise “Dee" Clark
Dee Clark has served as a Director of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. since January 1, 2023.
Dee Clark is a global information technology executive who has successfully led technical groups for a variety of consumer giants: Estée Lauder, Hasbro, Mattel, Warner Music, MCI Systemhouse and Apple Computer. Dee has been an independent director for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) for the past 10 years. She has previously served on the board of directors for Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Caesars Entertainment Corporation, as well as the National AIDS Fund Board of Trustees, SAP Consumer Products Advisory Council (10 years) and Women in Technology Institute.
Howard W. “Hawk” Koch, Jr.
Mr. Howard W. 'Hawk' Koch, Jr. has served as a director of the Company since October 2014.
Mr. Koch is a veteran movie producer and principal at The Koch Company, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (‘‘AMPAS’’), and President Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America. Mr. Koch currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the National Film Preservation Foundation. Mr. Koch previously served on the Board of Governors of AMPAS from 2004 to 2013 and the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America from 1999 to 2012. Mr. Koch has been intimately involved with the making of over 60 major motion pictures, among them such films as ‘‘Source Code’’, ‘‘Fracture’’, ‘‘Primal Fear’’, ‘‘Marathon Man,’’ ‘‘Chinatown,’’ ‘‘Wayne’s World,’’ ‘‘Peggy Sue Got Married,’’ ‘‘The Idolmaker,’’ ‘‘Heaven Can Wait,’’ ‘‘The Way We Were’’ and ‘‘Rosemary’s Baby.’’ Mr. Koch continues to develop and produce movies. Mr. Koch has over 50 years of experience in the motion picture industry and provides our Board with a unique insight into the production of movies that are exhibited on our screens.
Philip Lader has served as a Director of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. since June 8, 2019 and was appointed as Lead Director in July 2021.
Ambassador Lader is a Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley Institutional Securities, as well as the former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s and Chairman of WPP plc (including Ogilvy & Mather, J. Walter Thompson, Young & Rubicam, Grey, Group M, Kantar, Hill & Knowlton, and Burson-Marsteller, among other companies in 124 countries).
Ambassador Lader served in President Clinton’s Cabinet and as Administrator of the US Small Business Administration, White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Assistant to the President, and Deputy Director of the Office of Management & Budget. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Sir James Goldsmith’s US holdings (including America’s then-largest private landholdings) and President of Sea Pines Company (developer/operator of large-scale resort communities), universities in South Carolina and Australia, and Business Executives for National Security.
Also, he is currently a trustee (and Investment Committee Chairman) of RAND Corporation and several foundations, as well as a member of the boards of several privately-held companies, the investment committees of Morgan Stanley’s Global Infrastructure and Real Estate Funds, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He currently or has previously served on the boards of Lloyds of London, Marathon Oil, AES, WPP plc, Songbird (Canary Wharf), and Rusal Corporations, the British Museum, American Red Cross, Smithsonian Museum of American History, St. Paul’s Cathedral Foundation, Atlantic Council, and several banks and universities. He is partner emeritus in the Nelson Mullins law firm and the founder and co-host of Renaissance Weekends (non-partisan retreats for innovative leaders bridging traditional divides).
Ambassador Lader’s education includes Duke, Michigan, Oxford and Harvard Law School, and he has been awarded honorary doctorates by 14 universities. An Honorary Fellow of Oxford University’s Pembroke College and London Business School and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple (British Inns of Court), he was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal by The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures & Commerce for his contributions to trans-Atlantic relations.
Gary F. Locke
Gary F. Locke has served as a director of the Company since February 2016.
Mr. Locke is currently a trade consultant and owner of Locke Global Strategies, LLC since 2014. Mr. Locke was the first Chinese American to be elected as a U.S. Governor when the voters of Washington elected him in 1996 and re-elected him in 2000. During his administration he strengthened economic ties between China and Washington State. Mr. Locke then served as U.S. Commerce Secretary from 2009-2011, where he led the effort to implement President Obama’s National Export Initiative to double American exports in five years. He then became America’s 10th Ambassador to China, serving from 2011-2014, and during his service he opened markets for made-in-USA goods and services and reduced wait times for visa interviews of Chinese applicants from 100 days to three days. Mr. Locke is a member of the board of directors of Fortinet, Inc. He attended Yale University, graduating with a Bachelor degree in political science and received his law degree from Boston University. Mr. Locke brings to the Board a global and valuable business perspective due to his extensive role in politics and experience as an Ambassador to China.
Kathleen M. Pawlus
Ms. Kathleen M. Pawlus has served as a director of the Company since December 2014.
Ms. Pawlus, retired partner of Ernst and Young, LLP (‘‘EY’’), served as the Global Assurance Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2014. EY’s Assurance practice is the largest of EY’s four service lines and includes its Audit Practice, Fraud, Investigation and Dispute Services Practice, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Practice and its Financial Accounting Advisory Services Practice. Prior to this, from 2006 to 2012, Ms. Pawlus served as EY’s Americas Chief Financial Officer, Global PBFA Function Leader and US Firm Chief Financial Officer responsible for finance, IT operations, treasury, purchasing and facilities. Ms. Pawlus served on EY’s U.S. Executive Board from 2006 to 2012. Ms. Pawlus earned her bachelor of science degree from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Pawlus brings to the Board extensive financial, accounting, operational and management experience in various capacities with more than 30 years of experience.
Keri Putnam has served as a Director of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. since January 1, 2023.
Keri Putnam is a CEO and founder, creative producer, strategic advisor, and senior media executive who has supported, developed, and produced bold original content from new and established talent throughout her career. In 2022, Putnam launched Putnam Pictures to produce film and television from creators with distinct and adventurous vision. Prior to that, from 2010-2021, she served as CEO of the Sundance Institute which ran the Sundance Film Festival, and as a result is an expert on the world of independent film and film distribution. Before her time at Sundance, Putnam served as President of Production at Miramax Films, and during her four-year tenure, Miramax films were recognized with 34 Academy Award nominations and seven wins.
Anthony J. Saich
Mr. Anthony J. Saich has served as a director of the Company since August 2012.
Mr. Saich currently serves as the Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University. In his capacity as Ash Center Director, Mr. Saich also serves as the director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and the faculty chair of the China Public Policy Program, the Asia Energy Leaders Program and the Leadership Transformation in Indonesia Program. Mr. Saich also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the China Medical Board and International Bridges to Justice and is the U.S. Secretary-General of the China United States Strategic Philanthropy. Mr. Saich sits on the executive committees of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Asia Center, both at Harvard University, and serves as the Harvard representative of the Kennedy Memorial Trust. Mr. Saich holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and geography from the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, a master’s degree in politics with special reference to China from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, and has a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Letters, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Mr. Saich has over 35 years of experience in international affairs, and provides valuable international insights to the Company.
Adam J. Sussman
Mr. Adam J. Sussman has served as a director of the Company since May 2019.
Mr. Sussman has served as President of Epic Games, Inc. since January 2020. Prior to that, from 2017 until 2020, Mr. Sussman was appointed as Nike, Inc.’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer, was previously head of Nike’s Global Strategy and Corporate Development, and served as the VP/GM Direct Digital and Geographies. He was responsible for building Nike’s portfolio of world-class digital consumer experiences and innovations and transforming retail for the world’s leading sports brand. He managed Nike’s digital teams globally and Nike’s direct-to-consumer GMs across the four key operating geographies of the company. Prior to Nike, Mr. Sussman was Senior Vice President of Global Publishing at Zynga responsible for marketing, sales, growth, and digital products. He also served as Senior Vice President of Publishing at Disney, building the global team that managed gaming properties across all media platforms around the world. At Electronic Arts, he was Vice President of Worldwide Publishing, leading the team that established EA Mobile as the #1 publisher on the Apple App store. Mr. Sussman started his career as a creative executive at Hearst Entertainment, a division of the Hearst Corporation. Mr. Sussman holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Sussman brings valuable experience as a president of a large company and in marketing, information technology, and digital platforms to the Board