National Association of Theater Owners Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Patrick Corcoran is stepping down after 24 years.
The news follows the retirement of NATO CEO and President John Fithian after a 24-year run at the trade show organization.
Along with Fithian, Corcoran, known as an outspoken warrior with the press, has had a wild ride, fighting on behalf of their members against the theatrical window crack, trying to convince Netflix of the value of the situation. theatrical, of exhibitors with interview in 2014 after the North Korean Sony hack, dealing with cinema closures during Covid, taking aid money during those dark days and reopening them as early as August 2020 with ideal cleaning safety standards. He was also involved in launching NATO’s own convention, CinemaCon.
Corcoran joined the association as a writer and editor for NATO’s monthly magazine and annual encyclopedia in 1998. In 2007, he was named Director of Media and Research and Chief of Operations in California; in 2011 he was promoted to Vice President & Chief Communications Officer.
“Patrick has been an integral part of NATO’s growth over the past two and a half decades,” said Michael O’Leary, NATO President and CEO. “He has served our organization and the entire exhibition industry with skill and dedication, and we are grateful for all he has done to guide the way NATO tells its story. We wish him the best in his next chapter.”
“It has been an incredible privilege to serve as the voice of an industry that I truly love,” said Corcoran. “I approached the challenges and opportunities facing our industry in the way we have worked as an association: with honesty, data, openness and especially respect for the journalists who cover our industry.”