Business Leaders Dinner

August 7, 2018
Charlie Jacobs, CEO, Delaware North's Boston Holdings (Bruins)
Brian Haugli, CISO, The Hanover Insurance Group

Charlie Jacobs serves as Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings. Jacobs, who’s in his 18th season in Boston, also serves the Bruins as Alternate Governor on the NHL’s Board of Governors, a position he has held since 2000.

A member of the senior leadership team for all of Delaware North’s global operations, he guides the strategic efforts for the family and company holdings in Boston, which includes the Boston Bruins, TD Garden, various strategic real estate interests and the company’s ownership share in New England Sports Network.

A major project currently underway for Delaware North in Boston is the Hub on Causeway, a mixed-use development that will sit directly on the site of the former Boston Garden. The project commenced in January 2016 and will be carried out in three separate phases. The first phase will be complete in late 2018 and will include a Star Market grocery store, a 15-screen Arc Light Cinema, a Live Nation entertainment space, creative office space, a restaurant/bar concept, and a new grand entrance to North Station/TD Garden.

Jacobs and Delaware North have recently been focused on expanding the company’s commitments in and around the city of Boston. Over the past two winter seasons, in conjunction with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the city, Delaware North operated a skating path and holiday shopping market at City Hall Plaza. During the other three seasons of the year, Delaware North has added programming elements to complement existing activities on the plaza including a beer garden concept known as The Patios in the summer of 2018. Outside of City Hall Plaza, Delaware North’s Travel subsidiary have entered an agreement to operate a number of food, beverage, and retail concepts at Boston Logan Airport starting in the fall of 2018.

Additionally, in late 2018, Delaware North’s Patina Restaurant Group will begin operating the restaurant and special events division at the world renowned New England Aquarium in downtown Boston. It was under Jacobs’ leadership that the Boston Bruins current management group has been assembled and it was a tribute to his stewardship when 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.” Jacobs 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 their families throughout New England. Since its inception in 2003, the Boston Bruins Foundation has contributed more than $30 million to New England charitable organizations, including over $3.0 million in the last year alone.

Brian Haugli is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP).Brian previously served as a senior advisor on cyber security and information risk management for the Department of Defense, US Army ITA, and Pentagon. He has 20 years of professional experience and expertise in network topologies, design, implementation, architecture, and cyber security. He has extensive knowledge of and has implemented risk management frameworks, methodologies, and processes. He has been responsible for creating compliant and secure networks for multiple sites through his extensive background in intrusion detection and full network end-to-end testing. He has outstanding communication skills, a positive demeanor, and the ability to interface with all levels of an organization. 

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