Lou Jacobs

CEO, Delaware North and Alternate Governor, Boston Bruins

Louis “Lou” Jacobs is Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North and an alternate governor to the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He shares the CEO and alternate governor titles with his brothers, Jerry and Charlie Jacobs.

Delaware North is a family-owned global leader in hospitality, with operations in food and retail at airports and sports venues, hospitality services at parks and major tourist attractions, hotel ownership and management, gaming operations, fine dining and catering, and sports facility ownership and management. In 1995, Delaware North built a new multi-purpose arena in Boston, Mass., that is currently home of the Bruins and the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Over the past 25 years, the TD Garden has undergone many transformations and is now considered one of the most innovative and celebrated venues in North America.

Delaware North maintains a global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. where the Jacobses are celebrated as longtime supporters of the University at Buffalo, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system. The university named and dedicated the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2015, in recognition of the Jacobs family’s many decades of philanthropy. Most recently, the Jacobs family contributed $30 million for the construction of the new, state-of-the-art medical school building in downtown Buffalo. The Jacobses also founded the Jacobs Institute, a medical innovation center focused on accelerating device development in vascular medicine.

The Jacobs Family and Delaware North are significant benefactors to multiple non-profit organizations in Western New York and throughout the United States and world. Lou serves on the board of directors for FeedMore WNY, a non-profit agency that works to alleviate hunger across four counties in the Western New York region. He also serves on the board of directors for the UB Foundation, which supports and promotes the university’s activities and programs. Additionally, Lou is a member of the board of directors of the Everglades Foundation, an environmental stewardship foundation dedicated to restoring America’s Everglades.

Lou is active in multiple business and civic organizations, including the American Gaming Association’s CEO Roundtable, the Partnership for New York City, and the Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Lou completed both a B.A. and MBA at Harvard University. He and his wife Joan reside in East Aurora, N.Y. They have two children, Lou and Charlotte.