04.18.2012
 
 Will Oversee Company’s Global Marketing Organization
BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 18, 2012) -- Todd Merry has joined Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality management and food service, as chief marketing officer. Merry will report to Chuck Moran, president and chief operating officer. 
 
In the position, Merry will oversee Delaware North’s strategic global marketing organization, spanning all of its operating companies and locations on three continents. 
 
One of Merry’s primary responsibilities will be to guide the company’s customer-centric mission as Delaware North serves nearly a half a billion customers each year in locations such as TD Garden in Boston, Yosemite National Park, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and other travel, sports and gaming destinations around the world. He will lead all sales and marketing efforts throughout Delaware North’s global operations, with the additional responsibility of developing a strategy for effectively using the company's customer data and technology to further its business objectives. 
 
“We are excited to have someone of Todd’s background and expertise join our team,” Moran said. “His leadership roles with global organizations should align well with our efforts as Delaware North continues to grow throughout North America and the world.”
 
Merry joins Delaware North from the Unisys Corp., where he served as vice president of global marketing strategy and integrated programs, leading the development of marketing strategy. Prior to that, he was the vice president of customer insight and strategy for BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., vice president /director for Digitas Inc., a global marketing services organization, and strategy partner for Miller Bainbridge and Partners in London, England. 
 
Merry received a bachelor’s degree in classics and physics from Middlebury College and an MBA in international marketing from Boston University. 
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.    

Contact(s)

Glen White
Manager-Corp. Comm
Email: GAWhite@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 716-858-5753
 
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