Charlie Jacobs is Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North, a title and role he shares with his brothers, Jerry and Lou. Charlie also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Alternate Governor for the Boston Bruins.
As CEO for Delaware North, Charlie provides leadership to Delaware North and its seven operating subsidiaries, which include global industry leaders in food and retail operations at airports and sports venues, sports facility ownership and management, operations of parks and major tourist attractions, hotel ownership and management, gaming operations and fine dining and catering. This also includes leading Boston’s TD Garden, The Hub on Causeway and the company’s ownership share in New England Sports Network (NESN).
Additionally, Charlie serves as the Founder and Chairman of the Boston Bruins Foundation, whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children and families throughout New England. Since its inception in 2003, the Boston Bruins Foundation has raised more than $54 million.
In partnership with Fenway Sports Group, Charlie has been instrumental in the growth of NESN, the regional sports cable and satellite television network where he has served on the board for 22 years. Most notably, he played a big role in NESN becoming the first U.S. regional sports network to offer its content on a direct-to-consumer basis, successfully rolling out NESN 360 to fans in a cord-cutting era. Under Charlie’s leadership, the Boston Bruins have created and produced multiple shows exclusively for NESN, including four-time New England Emmy-winning show Behind the B and New England Emmy-winning kids program Bruins Academy.
Throughout his career, Charlie has achieved many accolades including being inducted into Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2009. Under Charlie’s guidance, the Bruins were named the Sport Business Journal’s 2012 Sports Team of the Year based on the criteria of “excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes.”
Charlie is active in numerous local organizations, including The Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Boston College Chief Executives Club and The Sports Museum, where he serves on the Board.
Charlie received his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and is an accomplished equestrian, having served on the United States Equestrian Team several times over two decades. Charlie has three adult children and currently resides in Boston with his wife Liz and their dog Berry.