DALLAS — AmericasMart Atlanta and its parent, AMC Inc., have promoted Michelle Barton to executive vice president and chief financial officer, a new position. Before she was senior vice president and cfo.

“Michelle’s impeccable financial stewardship is a singular hallmark of our corporate governance,” said Jeffrey L. Portman Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer. “As AmericasMart’s global franchise and influence continues to expand, her deep experience, expertise and world view play a huge role in helping to accelerate that growth.”

Barton joined the company in 2003 as vice president and controller and has continually assumed additional responsibilities. About 18 months ago she was given oversight of strategic technology enhancements and registration services, a spokesman said.

Barton began her career in 1986 at Ernst & Young and later served as corporate controller of New World Communications Group before its acquisition by News Corp.

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