Delaware North Companies Boston Appoints New President Of TD Garden
BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Amy Latimer, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the TD Garden and Boston Bruins, has been officially named as the new President of the TD Garden, one of the top sports and entertainment venues in the world, as announced today by John Wentzell, President of Delaware North Companies Boston & Delaware North Companies International. TD Garden is owned and operated by Delaware North Companies, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States and global leader in hospitality and entertainment.
Latimer has worked for the TD Garden since its opening in 1995 and has now assumed the venue’s top post as Wentzell continues to shift his focus towards commercial development in Boston and the international business responsibilities he took on for Delaware North Companies in 2011.
“We are very fortunate to have such a seasoned and respected leader as Amy seamlessly taking the reins of our Boston arena business,” said John Wentzell, President of Delaware North Companies Boston & Delaware North Companies International. “Over the past six years as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, she’s had substantive, far-reaching impacts across our TD Garden and Boston Bruins businesses including key innovations in premium seating and hospitality product development and sales, unique industry-first ticketing and sponsorship strategies and the recent launch of Boston Bruins Digital Entertainment Network (DEN), the highly regarded integrated digital, social and mobile strategy of the team. The TD Garden arena and our clients will be in very capable hands with Amy, as her knowledge and experience in our Boston market and the sports and arena industries are second to none.”
Charlie Jacobs, Principal of Delaware North Companies and the Boston Bruins added, “Amy embodies the qualities Delaware North values in our leadership and having seen her work and commitment while based here in Boston, I am particularly pleased with this recognition and promotion.”
“This is an exciting new challenge,” said Latimer. “TD Garden is already one of the most active, highly regarded and successful venues in the country. It is an honor to manage the home of two of the most prestigious professional sports teams, the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, as well as a dynamic schedule of concerts and events. Boston has some of the most loyal and dedicated fans and they have come to expect a world class experience when they come to the TD Garden. I’m looking forward to continuing the arena’s track record of success, and leading the most talented and innovative team in the business.”
In her role as President, Latimer will be responsible for all day-to-day operating functions of the arena and will report to Wentzell as the head of the Delaware North Companies Boston subsidiary. Previously, as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Latimer was responsible for developing and leading all sales and marketing strategies for the Boston Bruins and TD Garden. This included the advertising, corporate partnerships, community relations, ticket sales, and Premium Club sales and service. A recognized leader in the sports & arena industry, she was named one of Sports Business Journal’s ‘Game Changers’ in 2011. Latimer will continue to be a resource to the Boston Bruins given the integrated management structure of the team and arena.
Latimer was part of the inaugural executive team at the TD Garden and started as the Director of Marketing. She went on to launch the arena’s e-Business department, harnessing website strategies and database marketing. She served as the Director of e-Business and then Vice President of Ticketing for both the Bruins and arena before assuming her current position.
The native of Ellicott City, Maryland received her degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, which she attended on a full basketball scholarship. She resides in Topsfield, Massachusetts with her husband Jody and their three sons.
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.
About TD Garden
Since its grand opening in 1995, more than 30 million people have come to the TD Garden to see the arena’s famous tenants, the NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics, as well as world-renowned concerts, sporting events, family shows, wrestling, ice shows and so much more. Home to approximately 200 public events annually, the TD Garden hosts well over 3.5 million people each year. The state-of-the-art TD Garden is a year-round, 19,600-seat arena, fully equipped with three (3) private restaurants – Banners Harbor View, Budweiser Legends Club and the Premium Club Bistro – 90 executive suites, 1100 club seats, and a multi-million dollar high definition video scoreboard (Garden HDX). For information regarding the TD Garden, visit www.TDGarden.com.
SOURCE Delaware North Companies