Former Starbucks exec becomes Alamo Drafthouse CEO

Posted at 10:01 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 13:01:29-04

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LLC is shaking up its top leadership.

The Austin-based theater chain with three East Valley locations announced April 30 that former Starbucks Corp. executive Shelli Taylor was taking over as CEO May 1.

Founder and current CEO Tim League remains with the company as executive chairman, according to the announcement.

“Six months ago I began searching for a CEO who could work as a partner and collaborator, with a strong voice and battle-tested leadership skills. Shelli Taylor brings that and more,” League said in a statement. “As Executive Chairman I’ll continue to lead the brand, digging hard into developing new creative and marketing initiatives at Alamo Drafthouse, Mondo and Fantastic Fest.”

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