Incumbent CFO Sean Gamble will step down but will continue as president and chief operating officer, the company said Wednesday.
Thomas, 41, has held several senior positions in the group since 2017. She was previously VP of Finance at Surgical Care and has served in a variety of finance and accounting roles at Orbitz Worldwide, Equity Office Properties and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Thomas signed a three-year contract, which was automatically extended for an additional one year.
Gamble helped guide Cinemark through a coveted recession that saw theaters close for a long time and at a time when the role of the CFO has never been more important. The industry is increasingly considered a low risk as a series of major releases begins at the box office. Shang Chi: The symbols of the ten colors. To Poison: Let there be a massacre. For the latest James Bond. There is no time to die.. The exposure was good for share prices and some Wall Street analysts saw the stock upgrade this week.
Shares of Cinemark fell 1.41 percent to close at .5 19.52 today but rose 1.43 percent in after-hours trading – their 52-week high of 7. 7.56.