AMC Entertainment has revamped its board of directors, announcing the appointment of two new directors and one outgoing director.
Former Sundance Institute director and executive producer Kerry Patman, a supporter of independent film, and Dee Clark, who has worked in information technology at Hasbro, Mattel, Warner Music and Apple, will join as directors effective January 1. for one year, qualifying again in 2023. Silver Lake's Lee Wittlinger, a board member since 2018, will step down as normal after the company terminates its interest in the company in January 2021.
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"With the appointments of Ms. Clark and Putnam and the resignation of Mr. Wittlinger, AMC has made significant progress toward achieving its diversity goals," the company said. Three of AMC's nine directors are women, and today, one in eight directors is a woman.
Putnam founded and directs Putnam Pictures to create creative films and television shows with diverse perspectives and adventures. He was previously the executive director of the Sundance Institute, which runs the Sundance Film Festival, from 2010 to 2021. Previously, he was an executive producer at Miramax Films.
Dee Clark, who also worked at Estée Lauder and MCI Systemhouse, was an independent director of United Natural Foods for 10 years. She previously served on the boards of Six Flags Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment, as well as the National AIDS Foundation, SAP's Consumer Products Advisory Board, and the Women in Technology Institute.
AMC President and CEO Adom Aron thanked Wittlinger for his many years of service. "His contributions and leadership during his tenure before and during the pandemic have been invaluable to me and AMC. In my thirty years at the helm, I have never met a better director than Lee Wittlinger. I also look forward to welcoming Dee Clark and Kerry Putnam to the AMC board as new directors. Your experience and leadership skills will be invaluable to our company, our guests and our shareholders, and I look forward to working with them and seeing their contributions as a member of our board.
AMC Entertainment Holdings' board of directors now includes:
Aron, Patman, Clark, Howard W. "Hawk" Koch, Jr., director of the Koch Company, past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America; Philip Leider, Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley Institutional Securities, Administrator of the US Small Business Administration and former Chairman of WPP; Gary Locke, business consultant and owner of Locke Global Strategies and former United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China and former Governor and Secretary of Commerce of Washington State; Kathleen Pawlus, retired Ernst and Young partner; Anthony J. and Adam Sussman, president of Epic Games; Former digital director of Nike.
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