The National Association of Theatre Owners has announced that Amanda Martin will join the association as chief of staff. Martin, who will report directly to president and CEO Michael O’Leary, will work across all NATO organizations, including the Cinema Foundation and CinemaCon, to drive and support overall efficiency and coordination.
“Amanda brings operational expertise, good judgment and a collaborative spirit to NATO,” said O’Leary. “She will work with me and the entire team to enhance our collective work serving our members all across the nation.”
Martin joins NATO from the Entertainment Software Association, the trade association representing the video game industry. At ESA, Martin held a series of increasingly senior positions, including most recently being Associate Director for Government Affairs. Prior to ESA, Martin, worked in the district office of Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-14).
“Having worked with Amanda for three years, I know she will have an immediate and positive impact,” said O’Leary. “We are excited to have her join the NATO family.”
Martin will be based in Washington, D.C. but will regularly work in Los Angeles. She is a California native, and graduate of California State University, Fullerton.