BUFFALO, N.Y., and BOSTON (Dec. 10, 2015) – Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, today announced that TD Garden President Amy Latimer will now also lead the company’s operations in the United Kingdom.
Latimer will work to enhance and expand Delaware North’s United Kingdom business, which includes food service at six major soccer stadiums – including Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium and The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – and travel hospitality services at Heathrow Airport in London and five other airports.
Doug Tetley, Delaware North’s managing director for UK operations, will report to Latimer, who will continue to be based in Boston and lead TD Garden’s operations.
Latimer in 2012 became president of TD Garden, the Delaware North-owned-and-operated arena that is the home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics and hosts many of the world’s most popular music and entertainment acts. Over the last two years, Latimer worked with Charlie Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings, to guide a $70 million renovation of the venue.
“Amy Latimer has done a tremendous job leading our operations at TD Garden, enhancing the fan experience and positioning it as one of the world’s leading indoor entertainment venues,” said Rick Abramson, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Delaware North. “I’m confident Amy can work with our UK team to have a similar impact on Delaware North’s operations there, as well as help us capitalize on opportunities for growth.”
Latimer has two decades of knowledge and experience in the sports and arena industry. She was part of the inaugural executive team at TD Garden, beginning as director of marketing in 1995. She later spent six seasons as senior vice president of sales and marketing, leading all sales and marketing strategies for the Boston Bruins and the venue.
A recognized leader in the sports industry, Latimer was named one of Sports Business Journal's Game Changers in 2011. Earlier this year, she was named one of the three Women of the Year recipients by Women in Sports & Events. Latimer received a degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island.
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 60,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. “Delaware North” is a reference to Delaware North Companies Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, including location-specific operating entities. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, at www.DelawareNorth.com.