S. David Passman III has officially been named prexy-CEO of Carmike Cinemas.
Appointment comes four months after the exit of longtime topper Michael Patrick.
For legal reasons, Passman had been serving as non-executive board chair. Current board member Roland C. Smith will replace Passman as board chair.
Smith said Passman’s appointment was the “logical choice,” given the job he has done since joining the board six months ago.
Carmike operate 254 theaters in 37 states, located primarily in suburban and rurl areas.
Passman was previously CEO of IBS-STIL, a book publishing firm.