Kerasotes Showplace Theatres chairman and CEO Tony Kerasotes has been elected chairman of the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) following the group’s annual general meeting.

Kerasotes will serve two years, as will incoming vice-chairman Aubrey Stone, president of the Georgia Theatre Company; Regal Entertainment Group CEO Amy Miles, who becomes treasurer; and University Mall Theatres president Mark O’Meara, who was re-elected as secretary.

NATO’s outgoing board of directors recently enacted sweeping changes to the association’s governing structure, creating a streamlined 17-member executive board.

The board of directors has become a 97-member advisory board, charged with consideration of the broader issues facing theatrical exhibition.