Charlie Jacobs serves as Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North's Boston holdings. Jacobs, who is in his 18th season in Boston, also serves the Bruins as Alternate Governor on the NHL's Board of Governors, a position he has held since 2000.
A member of the senior leadership team for all of Delaware North's global operations, he guides the strategic efforts for the family and company holdings in Boston, which includes the Boston Bruins, TD Garden, various strategic real estate interests and the company's ownership share in New England Sports Network.
A major project currently underway for Delaware North in Boston is the Hub on Causeway, a mixed-use development that sits directly on the site of the former Boston Garden. The Hub on Causeway is being constructed in three phases. Completion of Phase I, which includes TD Garden's grand entrance, new entry for North Station and additional commuter conveniences, is set for Fall, 2018. Phase II, which includes a grocery store, movie theatre, live concert venue, five floors of loft office space, hotel, and residential tower is planned to open in late 2019. Phase III features a 31-story office tower, which is scheduled to be completed in mid-2021.
Jacobs and Delaware North have recently been focused on expanding the company's commitments in and around the city of Boston. Over the past two winter seasons, in conjunction with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the city, Delaware North operated a skating path and holiday shopping market at City Hall Plaza. During the other three seasons of the year, Delaware North has added programming elements to complement existing activities on the plaza, including a beer garden concept known as The Patios in the summer of 2018.
Outside of City Hall Plaza, Delaware North's Travel subsidiary has entered into an agreement to operate a number of food, beverage and retail concepts at Boston Logan Airport starting in the fall of 2018. Additionally, in late 2018, Delaware North's Patina Restaurant Group will begin operating the restaurant and special events division at the world renowned New England Aquarium in downtown Boston.
It was under Jacobs' leadership that the team's current management group has been assembled, and it was a tribute to his stewardship when the Bruins were named as the Sports Business Journal's 2012 Sports Team of the Year based on the criteria of "excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes".
Jacobs serves as the Founder and Chairman of the Boston Bruins Foundation, whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children and their families throughout New England. Since its inception in 2003, the Boston Bruins Foundation has contributed over $30 million to New England charitable organizations, including over $3.0 million in the last year alone.
Foundation highlights from the past year included the formation of a three-year partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts where $1 million will be donated over the course of three years. This commitment to Special Olympics Massachusetts marks the single largest donation that the Foundation has made in its 15-year history. Other hightlights included a $350,000 donation to the 100 Club of Massachusetts, a $350,000 donation to the Pan-Mass Challenge in support of Dana Farber, a $200,000 donation to the Humboldt Broncos, and a $50,000 donation to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.
An avid sports fan, Jacobs is an accomplished equestrian and has served on the United States Equestrian Team. The graduate of Boston College also enjoys show-jumping and playing hockey in his spare time.
Jacobs and his wife Kim have three children.