The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) today announced the promotion of Thomas F. Kissinger, 53, to senior executive vice president of The Marcus Corporation. In addition, the company announced the promotions of Steven S. Bartelt to director of legal affairs and Mary Beth Castino to director of risk management.
Kissinger will continue to serve as The Marcus Corporation’s general counsel and secretary, and will assume added responsibilities for the human resources and corporate real estate departments. He will also work with the company’s two divisions on strategic planning.
“The promotions of these three experienced lawyers recognize their many contributions to our corporate legal department and to the growth and success of The Marcus Corporation”
Kissinger joined The Marcus Corporation in 1993 as secretary and director of legal affairs. He was promoted to general counsel and secretary in 1995 and to vice president, general counsel and secretary in 2004. Prior to joining The Marcus Corporation, he was associated with the Milwaukee law firm of Foley & Lardner and was a senior tax accountant with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. Kissinger currently serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross and is a member of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a J.D. degree from George Washington University.
“Tom has done an outstanding job for the company over the past 20 years in working with our management team and board of directors, and in building a responsive and effective internal legal department. I look forward to continuing to work with Tom as he assumes his added responsibilities,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation.
Bartelt will assume additional management responsibilities within the legal department as the company plans for the retirement of Linda Treland, chief counsel of real estate, in 2015 after 26 years with the company. Bartelt will also continue to oversee many of the company’s complex legal transactions. He joined The Marcus Corporation in 2000 as senior counsel and was promoted to associate general counsel in 2007. His career also includes positions with the law firms of Godfrey & Kahn and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren. Bartelt received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and a J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is a founding member and former officer of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh College of Business Alumni Association.
Castino will continue to be responsible for the company’s insurance procurement, claims management and guest litigation, and will assume added responsibilities in the areas of divisional risk assessment and transactional risk. She joined The Marcus Corporation in 2000 as claims manager for the company’s former Baymont Inns & Suites division. In 2003, she transferred to the corporate legal department as senior claims manager, and was promoted to director of claims in 2005. Her prior experience includes working as an attorney representing insurance companies and their policyholders. Castino received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse and a J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School.
“The promotions of these three experienced lawyers recognize their many contributions to our corporate legal department and to the growth and success of The Marcus Corporation,” said Marcus.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. The Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, currently owns or manages 685 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. The company’s lodging division, Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states.
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