Ellis Jacob, Rolando B. Rodriguez

Source: NATO

Ellis Jacob, Rolando B. Rodriguez

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) has announced the election of Ellis Jacob, Cineplex president and CEO, as chairman.

Rolando B. Rodriguez (pictured at right), chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was elected vice-chairman by the executive board of directors on Thursday (June 28).

Jacob (pictured at left), elected as executive board vice-chairman in October 2017, had been serving as acting chairman following former Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles’ retirement from the industry in March.

The board voted to make Jacob chairman for the remainder of the two-year term and Rodriguez vice-chairman, filling Jacob’s previous role for the same term.

The executive board of directors is the governing body of NATO, comprised of 17 leaders in the domestic exhibition industry. The four volunteer officers of the association are elected from and by the members of the executive board.