Jeremy M. Jacobs
Owner & Governor, Boston Bruins
Chairman, NHL Board of Governors
Mr. Jacobs is in his 42nd year of ownership of the Boston Bruins and is one of the most respected sports business leaders in the world. The team was honored by the Sports Business Journal in 2012 with their prestigious Sports Team of the Year award.
What he termed his "greatest accomplishment" came when he went on the ice in Vancouver on June 15, 2011 to join in the celebrations as his Bruins won the Stanley Cup and fulfilled his dream of bringing an NHL championship to the city of Boston.
Mr. Jacobs has held numerous leadership roles in the NHL and in 2007 his peers unanimously elected him to be Chairman of the NHL Board of Governors, a role that he holds today.
For his contributions to hockey and the wider world of sports, Mr. Jacobs was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, awarded the Hockey Legacy Award from the Sports Museum in Boston in 2012, inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2013, awarded the prestigious Lester Patrick Trophy from USA Hockey in 2015, named to the Sports Business Journal Champions: Pioneers in Sports Innovation & Business class of 2016, and was inducted into the 2016 class of the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame.
He has been at the helm of Delaware North for more than forty years, leading it to its ranking as one of the largest and most admired privately held companies in North America with $3 billion in revenue and 60,000 associates serving half a billion customers on four continents.
Delaware North's operating subsidiaries include industry leaders in food and retail operations at airports and sports venues, ownership of the TD Garden, operations of parks and major tourist attractions, hotel ownership and management, gaming operations, and premium dining and catering services at some of the world's most iconic tourist destinations.
In 2015, Delaware North commissioned "The Future of Sports", an interactive publication comprised of input from leading futurists, tech professionals and sports industry experts to project the next twenty-five years of the sports industry. The provocative report has gained widespread media attention, and has been studied by other professional and amateur sports teams.
Mr. Jacobs is extensively involved in numerous charitable efforts. In 2003 the Jacobs family founded the Boston Bruins Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $24.5 million dollars.
Mr. Jacobs is a passionate philanthropist of public higher education and has served in numerous volunteer positions with the State University of New York at Buffalo. His family has made $50 million in donations to the institution and, in recognition of their continued support, the university named their medical school the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
An alumnus of the University of Buffalo's School of Management and the Harvard School of Business Advanced Management Program, he holds honorary doctorates from the University at Buffalo, Canisius College, Johnson and Wales University and Niagara University.