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Jonathan M. Tisch (born December 7, 1953) is Chairman of Loews Hotels, as well as being Co-Chairman of the Board and Member of the Office of the President of Loews Corporation, its parent company. He is the son of founder Robert Tisch.
Tisch also holds positions as:
- Chairman Emeritus of the United States Travel Association (U.S. Travel), a travel industry lobbying group
- Trustee of Tufts University
- Member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, and a co-owner of the New York Giants Football Team
- Member of the Board, Tribeca Film Institute
- Co-Chairman of the Board of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee
As CEO of Loews Hotels beginning in 1989, Tisch initiated the Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy over 20 years ago, one of the first of its kind in the hospitality industry. The Loews Good Neighbor Policy is a recipient of the U.S. President’s Service Award from the Points of Light Foundation.
Tisch serves as Chairman Emeritus the U.S. Travel Association, the national non-profit association representing all segments of the multi-billion dollar travel industry. For six years, he served as Chairman of NYC & Company, the city’s official tourism marketing agency and convention and visitors bureau.
Concurrent with his national efforts to help stimulate travel and tourism in the aftermath of September 11, Tisch served as Chairman of New York Rising, a task force set committed to reviving tourism in New York City. In recognition for his leadership and civic involvement, Crain's New York Business named Tisch one of the "Top Ten Most Influential Business Leaders" and was named "CEO of the Year" by the Executive Council of New York in 2006.
The Tisch family is one of America's wealthiest and most influential, with assets in the billions which they control through their holding company, Loews Corporation.
Tisch is the author of three best-selling books that explore his leadership philosophy, the role of the customer experience, and civic engagement: The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships, Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience, and Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World.
He is also the host of the Emmy-nominated Beyond the Boardroom with Jonathan Tisch television series, where he speaks with some of America's preeminent CEOs and business luminaries in one-one-one interviews. In 2008, Tisch co-founded Walnut Hill Media, LLC, a separate, privately held company investing in a variety of media opportunities. Through Walnut Hill Media, Tisch is a minority investor in Tribeca Enterprises. Tisch's role as Chairman of Loews Hotels remains unchanged.
Philanthropy and board affiliations
Tisch served as the Vice-Chairman of The Welfare to Work Partnership, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Tufts University. Tisch, who graduated from Tufts University in 1976, gave an endowed gift of $40 million to fund the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2011. Tisch is on the Board of the Tribeca Film Institute and is a co-owner of the New York Football Giants. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Giants and is the team's Treasurer. In 2010, Tisch joined Jets owner Woody Johnson as co-chairs of the bid committee established to bring Super Bowl XLVIII to the Metropolitan area. The bid was summarized by the tagline “Make Some History.” In a decision by NFL team owners, the New York/New Jersey region was awarded the 2014 Super Bowl. The game was played at MetLife Stadium, the first open-air stadium in a cold-weather region to host a Super Bowl. Tisch is a co-chair of the Host Committee. In 2011, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch made a $10 million gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to support the creation of an exhibition space within the Costume Institute to be named The Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery.
In 1988, he married Laura Steinberg, the daughter of financier and insurance executive Saul Steinberg, at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan. They later divorced. In 2007, he married Lizzie Rudnick.
- Jonathan Tisch, The Notable Names Database
- New York Times: "Candlelight Wedding Joins 2 Billionaire Families" By GEORGIA DULLEA April 19, 1988
- New York Post: "TISCH TIES KNOT" October 17, 2007
- Tufts University Trustee Profile
- Loews Corporation Governance
- Q & A with Jonathan Tisch - forbes.com
- $40 Million Gift - Tufts University
- Mother Jones Donor Profile - Jonathan Tisch
- Beyond the Boardroom - TV Show hosted by Jonathan Tisch
- "Face-Lift for Met’s Costume Institute". The New York Times. January 12, 2011.
- "Jonathan M. Tisch Official Giants Biography". New York Giants.
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