Charlie Jacobs is in his 15th season in Boston and his third as Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North's Boston holdings, a position to which he was named on January 6, 2015.
A member of the senior leadership team for all of Delaware North Companies' global operations, he guides the strategic efforts for the family and company holdings in Boston, which includes the Boston Bruins, TD Garden, Delaware North's strategic real estate interests and the company's ownership share in New England Sports Network.
The next major project for Delaware North Boston is the Hub on Causeway, a mixed-use development of the former Boston Garden site, which commenced last year. It is a multi-year undertaking which will offer the area additional restaurant, entertainment and retail opportunities while transforming the TD Garden facade into a welcoming entrance for fans of all events.
Outside of TD Garden and the Boston Bruins, Jacobs is focused on expanding the company's commitments in and around the city of Boston. In March of 2016, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the Boston Garden Development Corporation was selected as the vendor who will work with the City of Boston to enhance City Hall Plaza.
It was under his 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 also serves the Bruins as Alternate Governor on the NHL's Board of Governors, a position he has held since 2000.
Jacobs was instrumental in the creation 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 in the community, and he serves as Chairman of the Foundation. Since its inception in 2003, the Boston Bruins Foundation has raised over 24.5 million dollars, including over 2.3 million to over 100 New England charitable organizations in the last year alone.
Foundation highlights from the past year included a $300,000 donation to the Denna Laing Fund in support of Denna Laing, a Boston Pride forward who sustained a significant spinal injury during the Outdoor Women's Classic at Gillette Stadium in December, 2016, and a $45,000 donation to the FRAXA Research Foundation as the culmination of a two-year, $90,000 grant. The Foundation has also donated $450,000 to Boston Children's Hospital as a result of the 2016 Corey C. Griffin NHL Alumni Pro-Am.
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.