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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 20th 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 franchises 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.

In 2014, the franchise welcomed its 10th head coach, as the Glazer family selected Lovie Smith to lead the team. It was a homecoming for Smith, whose first NFL coaching position was tutoring linebackers as a member of Tony Dungy’s Tampa Bay staff from 1996-2000, and the choice was roundly lauded in NFL circles. Smith brings stability and a wealth of experience to the Buccaneers, taking the reins following nine years (2004-12) as head coach of the Chicago Bears. During his tenure, Smith led the Bears to three division titles, two NFC Championship Game appearances and a berth in Super Bowl XLI, as well as being name AP and PFW/PFWA Coach of the Year in 2005. Securing Smith for the Buccaneers highlighted the Glazer family’s enduring commitment to bringing excellence to the Bay Area.

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 successfully negotiating an agreement to acquire the Buccaneers in 1995, Glazer began the day-to-day duties of overseeing all aspects of the organization. Since Glazer assumed his current role with the club, the Buccaneers have recorded 146 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.

Following the purchase of the team in 1995, Glazer 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, Joel worked tirelessly alongside Bryan to build a community consensus for local approval of what would become Raymond James Stadium. Glazer and his brother 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. In 2014, the stadium concourses received a $7 million comprehensive overhaul, featuring 14 all-new concession locations and four additional beverage stands to provide fans with fresh, new food offerings, designed to tie into the team’s Tampa-area roots.

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 hand-painted shading and 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. He was recently named 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 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 20th 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 franchises 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.

In 2014, the franchise welcomed its 10th head coach, as the Glazer family selected Lovie Smith to lead the team. It was a homecoming for Smith, whose first NFL coaching position was tutoring linebackers as a member of Tony Dungy’s Tampa Bay staff from 1996-2000, and the choice was roundly lauded in NFL circles. Smith brings stability and a wealth of experience to the Buccaneers, taking the reins following nine years (2004-12) as head coach of the Chicago Bears. During his tenure, Smith led the Bears to three division titles, two NFC Championship Game appearances and a berth in Super Bowl XLI, as well as being name AP and PFW/PFWA Coach of the Year in 2005. Securing Smith for the Buccaneers highlighted the Glazer family’s enduring commitment to bringing excellence to the Bay Area.

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 successfully negotiating an agreement to acquire the Buccaneers in 1995, Glazer began the day-to-day duties of overseeing all aspects of the organization. Since Glazer assumed his current role with the club, the Buccaneers have recorded 146 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.

Following the purchase of the team in 1995, Glazer 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, Joel worked tirelessly alongside Bryan to build a community consensus for local approval of what would become Raymond James Stadium. Glazer and his brother 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. In 2014, the stadium concourses received a $7 million comprehensive overhaul, featuring 14 all-new concession locations and four additional beverage stands to provide fans with fresh, new food offerings, designed to tie into the team’s Tampa-area roots.

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 hand-painted shading and 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. He was recently named 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 has two children.