Ellen M. Cotter

Ellen M. Cotter, Vice-Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and President

Ms. Ellen M. Cotter joined the Company in March 1998, and currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer and President. Prior to this, Ms. Cotter most recently served as our interim President and Chief Executive Officer from June 12, 2015 until January 8, 2016, when she was permanently appointed to the positions, and for more than ten years as the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of our domestic cinema operations. As COO, she had among other things, responsibility for the acquisition and development, marketing and operation of our cinemas in the United States. Prior to her appointment as COO of Domestic Cinemas, Ms. Cotter spent a year in Australia and New Zealand, working to develop our cinema and real estate assets in those countries.


MMs. Cotter is a graduate of Smith College and holds a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Cotter spent four years in private practice as a corporate attorney with the law firm of White & Case in New York City. Director Cotter is the sister of Chair Margaret Cotter.


Ms. Cotter also currently serves as the Vice-Chair of our Board and a member of our Executive Committee. In addition, with her direct ownership of both Class A Stock and Class B Stock and her positions as Co-Executor of her father’s estate and Co-Trustee of the Cotter Trust and the Cotter Foundation – all which hold a significant amount of Class A shares and/or Class B shares, Ms. Cotter is a significant stakeholder in our Company.