Mr. England was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NCM, Inc. in January 2016. Prior to his current position, from 2010 to 2015, England served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of MillerCoors, LLC as well as Chairman of the Strategy Committee and Co-Chair of the Operating Committee. From 2008 to 2010, England served as the first Chief Marketing Officer of the newly formed MillerCoors. Prior to joining MillerCoors, England served as Chief Marketing Officer of Coors Brewing Company from 2006 to 2008. From 2002 to 2006, he held a number of executive positions such as the Vice President of International Marketing and Strategy, and Vice President and General Manager of the Snacks Division at The Hershey Company. Previously, he also held various positions with Opentable, Inc., Nabisco Holdings Inc., and Cadbury Schweppes P.L.C. Mr. England has also served on the Board of the Association of National Advertisers until the end of 2015 and was a Board member of the Advertising Council Inc. from 2009 to 2015.
Mrs. Scherping was appointed Chief Financial Officer of NCM, Inc. in August 2016. Prior to this appointment, Mrs. Scherping served as interim president and CEO of Quiznos since June of 2016. Previously, she had been a part of the Quiznos management team in the role of chief financial officer since December of 2013. Prior to joining Quiznos, Scherping served as Red Robin Gourmet Burgers’ chief financial officer from June 2005 to July 2011. During her tenure at Red Robin, the company grew from 274 restaurants to over 450, with revenue growth from $486.0 million in 2005 to $864.3 million in 2010. Scherping began her career in Denver as an auditor with Arthur Andersen. She has also held various accounting positions with companies in the oil and gas industry, security alarm monitoring, telecommunications, technology, and restaurant industries. Scherping is also the recipient of several awards including the Jean Yancey Award for Outstanding Women in Business, the CFO of the Year Award, and an Outstanding Accountancy Alumni award from Northern Illinois University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and is a CPA and CGMA.
Clifford (Cliff) E. Marks is president of National CineMedia (NCM), LLC, and National CineMedia, Inc. An advertising, marketing and sales professional for over 30 years, Marks leads the NCM's sales, marketing and affiliate partnerships divisions and is based in New York City.
Marks joined NCM as an original member of the company’s leadership team in 2002, when it was then the Regal Entertainment Group media subsidiary known as Regal CineMedia Corporation. He was named president of sales and marketing when Regal CineMedia became National CineMedia in 2005 with the addition of AMC and later Cinemark as founding member theater circuits, and was named President of NCM in 2016. Marks was the visionary behind the creation and evolution of NCM’s groundbreaking movie pre-show — the first to combine entertainment content and advertising — turning cinema into not only a powerful sight-sound-and-motion medium, but a key premium video option in today’s fragmented media landscape.
Before joining NCM, Marks was a 14-year veteran of ESPN/ABC Sports, where as senior vice president he oversaw its $2.0 billion sales organization. Marks was instrumental in developing vertically integrated advertising packages for clients across multiple platforms, including ABC Sports programming, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNews, ESPN.com, ESPN magazine, ESPN radio and ESPNZone restaurants. From 1986 through 1989, Marks was an executive at The Nashville Network. He began his career at prominent New York advertising agencies Young & Rubicam (1985-86) and BBDO (1983-85).
He currently serves as a director on the Executive Board of the Screen Advertising World Association (SAWA), and also serves on the marketing committee of the International 3D Society. Marks has also served several terms as president and chairman of the Cinema Advertising Council (CAC).
Mrs. Hilty was appointed Senior Vice President & General Counsel of NCM, Inc. in February 2018. An attorney with more than 20 years of experience covering a wide range of business and legal matters, Hilty joins NCM from CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd. in Denver, where she had served as Deputy General Counsel, Corporate, since 2006. While at CH2M, she led a team that was responsible globally for legal corporate enterprise matters including mergers, acquisitions, and divestures; securities compliance; treasury and finance activities, real estate, and board and subsidiary governance. Collaborating closely with the Board of Directors and senior executive leadership, Hilty also managed the legal closing process for the 2017 sale of CH2M to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). Hilty began her career at Hogan & Hartson, LLP in Denver as an associate in the Business and Finance Group in 1996, and became a partner in 2004. While at Hogan & Hartson, she focused on mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, corporate finance, and various other corporate matters for a broad array of clients, including many in the entertainment industry. Hilty holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School.