Amy Latimer is executive vice president and chief operating officer at Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and entertainment. In this role, based at Delaware North’s global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y., she has responsibility for Delaware North’s business operations around the world, with accountability for driving performance at more than 200 high-profile locations across sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports and travel hubs, and gaming properties.
Prior to her appointment to EVP and COO, Latimer served as president of TD Garden in Boston and as chief growth officer for Delaware North. She joined the company in 1995 as an inaugural member of the leadership team at TD Garden, serving in progressive leadership roles until she was appointed to the position of president of TD Garden in 2012. Under Latimer’s leadership, TD Garden underwent a significant transformation. As arena president, she led a $70 million, floor-to-ceiling renovation in 2015 and a multilevel, $100-million, 50,000-square-foot arena expansion that opened to the public in 2019. Dubbed TD Garden’s Legendary Transformation, this project provided a completely enhanced fan experience – from new entrances to reimagined premium products and amenities, state-of-the-art vertical transportation and several new bars, lounges and seating areas.
In 2021, Latimer took on additional responsibility as chief growth officer for Delaware North, successfully steering business development and revenue management teams and playing a pivotal role in driving growth strategies forward.
A recognized leader in the sports and arena industry, Latimer was named one of Sports Business Journal’s “Game Changers” in 2011, “WISE Woman of the Year” in 2015 and a “Boston Business Power Player” in 2017 by Boston Magazine. With Latimer at the helm, TD Garden has been consistently ranked among The Boston Globe’s “Top 100 women-led businesses in Boston.” Additionally, she was appointed to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s board of directors, serves on the Massachusetts Large Venue Security Task Force, and named to the New England Advisory Council for the Boston Federal Reserve.
The native of Ellicott City, Md., received her degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island, which she attended on a full basketball scholarship. Latimer also took political management courses at George Washington University and worked for Empower America while living in Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Topsfield, Mass., with her husband Jody and their three sons.