Adam J. Sussman Joins AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors
LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC)
(“AMC” or “the Company”) the largest theatrical exhibition company in
the world, and an industry leader in innovation, announced today the
appointment of Adam J. Sussman, a globally recognized digital commerce
transformation leader, as an independent director of the Company,
effective May 7, 2019. Mr. Sussman’s appointment expands the size of the
Board to nine directors and increases the number of independent
directors from four to five.
Mr. Sussman was appointed as Nike, Inc.’s (NYSE:NKE) first-ever Chief
Digital Officer, was previously head of Nike’s Global Strategy and
Corporate Development and currently serves as the VP/GM Direct Digital
and Geographies. He has been responsible for building Nike’s portfolio
of world-class digital consumer experiences and innovations and
transforming retail for the world’s leading sports brand. He currently
manages Nike’s digital teams globally and Nike’s direct-to-consumer GM’s
across the four key operating geographies of the company.
Prior to Nike, Mr. Sussman was Senior Vice President of Global
Publishing at Zynga responsible for marketing, sales, growth and digital
products. He also served as Senior Vice President of Publishing at
Disney building the global team that managed gaming properties across
all media platforms around the world. At Electronic Arts, he was Vice
President of Worldwide Publishing, leading the team that established EA
Mobile as the #1 publisher on the Apple App store. Mr. Sussman started
his career as a creative executive at Hearst Entertainment, a division
of the Hearst Corporation.
Mr. Sussman said, “AMC has been transforming the movie-going experience
through innovation for much of its nearly 100-year history. I am looking
forward to working with the team as technology plays a larger role in
the value proposition for theatre exhibition.”
Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Entertainment commented, “Drawing on
his extensive background in digital product development and customer
engagement, Adam will bring fresh insights to our technology, innovation
and business priorities as we continue to expand the AMC platform to
drive greater value for both our guests and shareholders.”
Aron added, “Adam Sussman’s appointment further broadens the depth,
breadth and independence of our board composition, particularly in the
area of technology. This addition complements the value that Silver Lake
has brought us as a strategic technology investor since September 2018,
at the board level and beyond. We couldn’t be more pleased.”
Mr. Sussman holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard
University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Following the appointment of Mr. Sussman, the full AMC Entertainment
Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors includes:
Adam M. Aron – CEO and President of AMC Theatres
Lloyd Hill –
Former CEO of Applebee’s International
Howard W. ‘Hawk’ Koch, Jr. –
Movie producer, principal at The Koch Company, former president of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Gary F. Locke – Trade
consultant and owner of Locke Global Strategies, former Governor of
Washington, U.S. Commerce Secretary, and Ambassador to China
M. Pawlus – Retired partner of Ernst and Young, LLP
Saich – Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and
Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at Harvard
Adam J. Sussman – GM of Direct Digital and Geographies
at Nike, Inc.
Lee E. Wittlinger – Managing Director of Silver Lake
Jun (John) Zeng – President of Wanda Cinema Line Co.
About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the United States, the
largest in Europe and the largest throughout the world with more than
1,000 theatres and more than 11,000 screens across the globe. AMC has
propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by: deploying its
Signature power-recliner seats; delivering enhanced food and beverage
choices; generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty and
subscription programs, web site and mobile apps; offering premium large
format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including the
latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. AMC operates
among the most productive theatres in the United States’ top markets,
having the #1 or #2 market share positions in 21 of the 25 largest
metropolitan areas of the United States. AMC is also #1 or #2 in market
share in 12 of the 15 countries it serves in North America, Europe and
the Middle East. For more information, visit www.amctheatres.com.
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