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Joel Glazer
Co-Chairman

JOEL GLAZER

CO-CHAIRMAN

The fast-paced and ultra-competitive environment that characterizes the National Football League is a perfect match for Joel Glazer’s business acumen. These attributes have proven integral to the Buccaneers’ transformation into one of the most successful franchises in the league.

Now in his 22nd season with the Buccaneers, Co-Chairman Joel Glazer, along with his brothers Bryan and Edward, oversees the day-to-day operations of the franchise, ensuring the club achieves and maintains the highest levels of success in all aspects.

The family’s leadership and dedication to the team is evidenced by the Buccaneers’ seven playoff berths and first-ever Super Bowl Championship – all of which have come under Glazer ownership. That unprecedented level of success paints a stark contrast to the meager .300 winning percentage posted by the team prior to its purchase by the Glazer family.

As Co-Chairman, Glazer’s keen insight and tireless dedication continue to enhance the reputation of the Buccaneers. Glazer has passionately spearheaded a number of vital efforts throughout the years that have not only helped shape the club into a contender, but a model NFL franchise as well.

Glazer had a single vision, shared by all members of the Glazer family when they acquired the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995: build a franchise from the ground up, one that would become one of the most respected and successful in the NFL. That vision was realized when Tampa Bay claimed its first NFL title with a 48-21 victory over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003, in San Diego. The Buccaneers, who were making their first appearance in the NFL’s championship game, also claimed their first-ever NFC South title in 2002, then the fourth division crown in team history. Tampa Bay also took the NFC South in 2005 and 2007.

Glazer, promising a world-class facility, led the design development for the club’s 136,320 square-foot state-of-the-art team headquarters which opened to rave reviews in August 2006. Located mere blocks from Raymond James Stadium, One Buccaneer Place is one of the finest training facilities in the National Football League. The signature of the site is its breathtaking entrance, which features the world’s largest football, towering nearly five stories tall.

After the family’s acquisition of the Buccaneers in 1995, Glazer began the day-to-day duties of overseeing all aspects of the organization. Since assuming his current role with the club, the Buccaneers have recorded 154 regular-season wins and five playoff wins. Tampa Bay reached the playoffs for the fourth consecutive time in 2002, the only team in the league to head to the postseason all four years from 1999-2002. In addition, the Buccaneers’ have seen seven playoff appearances since 1997. Prior to the Glazers’ arrival, the franchise advanced to the postseason just three times in the previous 19 years, from 1976-94.

Since his arrival in Tampa, Glazer has directed his attention on vital elements of building a successful franchise, namely the front office and stadium. After completely reorganizing the front office and recruiting talented people from a variety of backgrounds, he worked tirelessly alongside his brother, Bryan, to build a community consensus for local approval of what would become Raymond James Stadium. The Glazers set out to design a stadium deemed worthy of a first-class organization, thereby creating a winning environment and revolutionizing fan experience and comfort. They visited approximately 25 different stadiums, drew from their experiences as fans, and ultimately shaped every detail of RJS.

A massive undertaking, the stadium opened on time and budget, earning nods as the “Crown Jewel of the NFL.” The signature element – Buccaneer Cove – features a 103-foot replica pirate ship that fires cannons to celebrate Buccaneers touchdowns. Upon its opening, Raymond James Stadium featured amenities never seen before in modern stadiums, and it continues to provide an exciting, innovative gameday experience to this day.

With the support of Glazer and his brothers, the Buccaneers reached an agreement in the fall of 2015 with the Tampa Sports Authority that will result in a comprehensive renovation of Raymond James Stadium. The multi-stage renovation plan is expected to exceed $140 million and will be completed in two phases. The first stage is scheduled to be completed for the Buccaneers’ 2016 season and is highlighted by the installation of new, state-of-the-art HD video boards in each end zone and four HD tower video displays in each corner of the lower bowl, giving the stadium a total video display area of 28,416 feet – the third-largest in the NFL. Also included will be a new, comprehensive sound system and the renovation of all luxury suites. The project helps to ensure that Raymond James Stadium remains one of the top stadium destinations in the NFL.

Throughout the construction of Raymond James Stadium, Glazer created the sales and marketing efforts that led to record season ticket club seat, luxury suite and group sales. In addition to helping create the club’s prestigious corporate Pewter Partners sponsorship program, Glazer’s other duties include overseeing the organization’s annual budgets and establishing the club’s strategic planning in marketing, community relations, public relations, ticketing and luxury suite relations.

In March of 2014, the Glazers unveiled exciting changes to the franchise, introducing an updated logo, color scheme and uniform design, which were the result of several years of development and collaboration with Nike and NFL Properties. The enhanced logo – which features an enlarged flag and more menacing skull design – honors the Buccaneers’ rich tradition while boldly bringing the team into the future through a modern industrial aesthetic. Along with chrome facemasks on the helmet, the new uniform features a bold look with custom name and number fonts. The team’s colors were also energized with a richer shade of pewter juxtaposed with a brighter, more vibrant shade of red, as well as more prominently featuring “Bay Orange” as a primary trim and accent color.

Glazer represents the team at all NFL Owners Meetings, addressing the media with a “state of the franchise” address. He played an integral role at the 2005 Spring Meetings to help Tampa Bay land the 2009 Super Bowl. The Bay Area won the bid for Super Bowl XLIII, marking the fourth Super Bowl for Tampa Bay.

Glazer has been very active in the Tampa Bay community through the Glazer Family Foundation, which is dedicated to helping children in the Bay area through charity initiatives. The Foundation donated $5 million toward the construction of a new children’s museum, the Glazer Children’s Museum, in downtown Tampa, which opened in 2010 and was recently named one of the Top Ten Family Museums in the country by Women’s Day Magazine. For its wide-reaching charitable efforts, The Tampa Bay Sports Commission named the Glazer Family Foundation the Foundation of the Year at the inaugural Sneaker Soiree held in 2011. In addition to his community efforts, Glazer has been an active member of the Super Bowl Task Force, Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Outback Bowl Advisory Committee. Glazer currently sits on the NFL International, NFL Finance and NFL Stadium committees.In 2009, the Glazer family was honored with the prestigious Gonzmart Family Ambassador of the Year Award, as part of the 26th annual National Tourism Week, presented by Tampa Bay & Company. The Ambassador Award was presented to the Glazers in recognition of their efforts to help the tourism industry in the Bay Area, as well as their impact on the community overall.

Glazer also serves as Co-Chairman of Manchester United, which has captured five Premier League titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013) as well as the 2008 Champions League title during his tenure. His work with the club led to his naming as one of the Top 10 most influential Americans in the United Kingdom by The Telegraph.

Glazer earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from American University in 1989. The Rochester, New York native is married to Angela, and the couple has two children.

JOEL GLAZER

CO-CHAIRMAN

The fast-paced and ultra-competitive environment that characterizes the National Football League is a perfect match for Joel Glazer’s business acumen. These attributes have proven integral to the Buccaneers’ transformation into one of the most successful franchises in the league.

Now in his 22nd season with the Buccaneers, Co-Chairman Joel Glazer, along with his brothers Bryan and Edward, oversees the day-to-day operations of the franchise, ensuring the club achieves and maintains the highest levels of success in all aspects.

The family’s leadership and dedication to the team is evidenced by the Buccaneers’ seven playoff berths and first-ever Super Bowl Championship – all of which have come under Glazer ownership. That unprecedented level of success paints a stark contrast to the meager .300 winning percentage posted by the team prior to its purchase by the Glazer family.

As Co-Chairman, Glazer’s keen insight and tireless dedication continue to enhance the reputation of the Buccaneers. Glazer has passionately spearheaded a number of vital efforts throughout the years that have not only helped shape the club into a contender, but a model NFL franchise as well.

Glazer had a single vision, shared by all members of the Glazer family when they acquired the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995: build a franchise from the ground up, one that would become one of the most respected and successful in the NFL. That vision was realized when Tampa Bay claimed its first NFL title with a 48-21 victory over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003, in San Diego. The Buccaneers, who were making their first appearance in the NFL’s championship game, also claimed their first-ever NFC South title in 2002, then the fourth division crown in team history. Tampa Bay also took the NFC South in 2005 and 2007.

Glazer, promising a world-class facility, led the design development for the club’s 136,320 square-foot state-of-the-art team headquarters which opened to rave reviews in August 2006. Located mere blocks from Raymond James Stadium, One Buccaneer Place is one of the finest training facilities in the National Football League. The signature of the site is its breathtaking entrance, which features the world’s largest football, towering nearly five stories tall.

After the family’s acquisition of the Buccaneers in 1995, Glazer began the day-to-day duties of overseeing all aspects of the organization. Since assuming his current role with the club, the Buccaneers have recorded 154 regular-season wins and five playoff wins. Tampa Bay reached the playoffs for the fourth consecutive time in 2002, the only team in the league to head to the postseason all four years from 1999-2002. In addition, the Buccaneers’ have seen seven playoff appearances since 1997. Prior to the Glazers’ arrival, the franchise advanced to the postseason just three times in the previous 19 years, from 1976-94.

Since his arrival in Tampa, Glazer has directed his attention on vital elements of building a successful franchise, namely the front office and stadium. After completely reorganizing the front office and recruiting talented people from a variety of backgrounds, he worked tirelessly alongside his brother, Bryan, to build a community consensus for local approval of what would become Raymond James Stadium. The Glazers set out to design a stadium deemed worthy of a first-class organization, thereby creating a winning environment and revolutionizing fan experience and comfort. They visited approximately 25 different stadiums, drew from their experiences as fans, and ultimately shaped every detail of RJS.

A massive undertaking, the stadium opened on time and budget, earning nods as the “Crown Jewel of the NFL.” The signature element – Buccaneer Cove – features a 103-foot replica pirate ship that fires cannons to celebrate Buccaneers touchdowns. Upon its opening, Raymond James Stadium featured amenities never seen before in modern stadiums, and it continues to provide an exciting, innovative gameday experience to this day.

With the support of Glazer and his brothers, the Buccaneers reached an agreement in the fall of 2015 with the Tampa Sports Authority that will result in a comprehensive renovation of Raymond James Stadium. The multi-stage renovation plan is expected to exceed $140 million and will be completed in two phases. The first stage is scheduled to be completed for the Buccaneers’ 2016 season and is highlighted by the installation of new, state-of-the-art HD video boards in each end zone and four HD tower video displays in each corner of the lower bowl, giving the stadium a total video display area of 28,416 feet – the third-largest in the NFL. Also included will be a new, comprehensive sound system and the renovation of all luxury suites. The project helps to ensure that Raymond James Stadium remains one of the top stadium destinations in the NFL.

Throughout the construction of Raymond James Stadium, Glazer created the sales and marketing efforts that led to record season ticket club seat, luxury suite and group sales. In addition to helping create the club’s prestigious corporate Pewter Partners sponsorship program, Glazer’s other duties include overseeing the organization’s annual budgets and establishing the club’s strategic planning in marketing, community relations, public relations, ticketing and luxury suite relations.

In March of 2014, the Glazers unveiled exciting changes to the franchise, introducing an updated logo, color scheme and uniform design, which were the result of several years of development and collaboration with Nike and NFL Properties. The enhanced logo – which features an enlarged flag and more menacing skull design – honors the Buccaneers’ rich tradition while boldly bringing the team into the future through a modern industrial aesthetic. Along with chrome facemasks on the helmet, the new uniform features a bold look with custom name and number fonts. The team’s colors were also energized with a richer shade of pewter juxtaposed with a brighter, more vibrant shade of red, as well as more prominently featuring “Bay Orange” as a primary trim and accent color.

Glazer represents the team at all NFL Owners Meetings, addressing the media with a “state of the franchise” address. He played an integral role at the 2005 Spring Meetings to help Tampa Bay land the 2009 Super Bowl. The Bay Area won the bid for Super Bowl XLIII, marking the fourth Super Bowl for Tampa Bay.

Glazer has been very active in the Tampa Bay community through the Glazer Family Foundation, which is dedicated to helping children in the Bay area through charity initiatives. The Foundation donated $5 million toward the construction of a new children’s museum, the Glazer Children’s Museum, in downtown Tampa, which opened in 2010 and was recently named one of the Top Ten Family Museums in the country by Women’s Day Magazine. For its wide-reaching charitable efforts, The Tampa Bay Sports Commission named the Glazer Family Foundation the Foundation of the Year at the inaugural Sneaker Soiree held in 2011. In addition to his community efforts, Glazer has been an active member of the Super Bowl Task Force, Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Outback Bowl Advisory Committee. Glazer currently sits on the NFL International, NFL Finance and NFL Stadium committees.In 2009, the Glazer family was honored with the prestigious Gonzmart Family Ambassador of the Year Award, as part of the 26th annual National Tourism Week, presented by Tampa Bay & Company. The Ambassador Award was presented to the Glazers in recognition of their efforts to help the tourism industry in the Bay Area, as well as their impact on the community overall.

Glazer also serves as Co-Chairman of Manchester United, which has captured five Premier League titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013) as well as the 2008 Champions League title during his tenure. His work with the club led to his naming as one of the Top 10 most influential Americans in the United Kingdom by The Telegraph.

Glazer earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from American University in 1989. The Rochester, New York native is married to Angela, and the couple has two children.