Sep 20, 2022
TD Garden President Amy Latimer Named 2022-23 Executive In Residence for the University of Massachusetts Boston Sport Leadership and Administration Program
Boston, MA (September 20, 2022) - The UMass Boston Sport Leadership and Administration (SLA) Program endowed by New Balance is thrilled to announce Amy Latimer, president of TD Garden and chief development officer for Delaware North, as the 2022-23 executive in residence. Latimer is an accomplished and respected sports and entertainment industry professional with over two decades of experience as an innovator and trailblazer.
“We are thrilled to have Amy Latimer serve as our second-ever executive in residence,” said Dr. Joseph Cooper, Dr. J. Keith Motley New Balance Endowed Chair of Sport Leadership and Administration. “Her passion for leadership, sport, and social change aligns with the core values of the UMB SLA program, and we are excited to see her experience and industry expertise further elevate the SLA program here at UMass Boston.”
“I’m honored to be a part of the UMB SLA program,” said Latimer. “In this industry, diversity of perspective is key, and I’m excited to be part of that change and mentor the next generation of innovators and sport leaders."
Part of the inaugural executive team at TD Garden in 1995, Latimer made her mark by launching the arena’s first e-business department, putting her at the forefront of harnessing data and leveraging digital and website strategy.
Since being promoted to president of the arena in 2012, she's continued to push the limits of innovation and transformation of the 27-year-old TD Garden. Most recently, Latimer oversaw the $100+ million, 50,000- square-foot expansion of the arena which opened to the public in 2019. Dubbed TD Garden’s Legendary Transformation, this project provided a completely enhanced fan experience – from new entrances, re-imagined premium products and amenities, state-of-the-art vertical transportation and several new bars, lounges and seating areas, securing TD Garden as one of the country's top sports and entertainment venues.
The accolades for Latimer are numerous. She has been honored with the Sports Business Journal’s “Game Changers” award, named as Women in Sports and Entertainment Woman of the Year, recipient of the ALSD Visionary Award, honored by the Boston Chamber of Commerce and ranked among Boston’s top power players and most influential year after year. With Latimer at the helm, TD Garden has been consistently included among The Boston Globe’s Top 100 Women-led businesses in Massachusetts.
As the 2022-2023 UMass Boston Sport Leadership & Administration (SLA) Executive-in Residence, Latimer will speak to all the SLA students, engage with the SLA Student Association, support gender equity in sport programming efforts through the SLA program, guest teach classes and organize networking, professional development, and mentoring opportunities for SLA students. Latimer is only the 2nd ever SLA Executive-in Residence and follows Josh Kraft as a leader who will continue to build and develop the role and bring national and international attention and resources to our program.