Mitchell to chair NATO

Brown elected as vice chair for org

The National Assn. of Theater Owners has elected Cinemark CEO Lee Roy Mitchell as chairman of its board of directors and AMC Entertainment CEO Peter Brown as its vice chair.

Mitchell, who had been vice chair, replaces outgoing chair Philip Harris III, founder of Signature Theaters, who served in that capacity since the beginning of 2005.

Dan Harkins, CEO of Harkins Theaters, was elected as the board’s treasurer, while Mark O’Meara, owner-operator of University Mall Theaters in Fairfax, Va., was re-elected as board secretary.

Votes took place at NATO’s recent board meeting in Dana Point, Calif. Terms begin on Jan. 1.

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