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CHRIS ZIMMERMAN

President & Chief Executive Officer, Business Operations
ST. LOUIS BLUES

Chris Zimmerman was named President and CEO of Business Operations for the Blues in June 2014. He oversees all aspects of the Blues’ business operations, as well as Scottrade Center and the Blues’ role and interest in the Peabody Opera House.

Zimmerman came to the Blues with more than 30 years of experience in sports, marketing, and business management, including stints as General Manager of Nike Golf, President of the Vancouver Canucks, and similar roles with both Bauer Hockey and Easton Sports.  

Since joining the Blues, Zimmerman has led resurgence in the Blues’ business operations.  In 2015-16, he oversaw the most successful financial season in the organization’s history.  The following season, Zimmerman helped St. Louis earn the opportunity to host the NHL’s marquee regular season event – the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic – at Busch Stadium.  Zimmerman continued to build on that success this summer, facilitating legislation that will aid in a multi-million dollar renovation to Scottrade Center which will allow St. Louis continue to compete for major national sporting events, concerts, and more.  

In an effort to grow the game of hockey throughout the region, Zimmerman has also helped architect plans for a new multi-sheet, regional ice center in Maryland Heights.  The proposed facility will be the only one of its kind within a 500-mile radius of St. Louis and will host hockey at every level from learn-to-play to the NHL.  Zimmerman continues to expand the organization’s presence in the community by serving on several boards, including the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Sports Commission, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, Blues for Kids, Downtown STL Inc., and the Legacy Ice Foundation.

Zimmerman played hockey at the University of Vermont, and he served as an assistant hockey coach at Babson College while working toward his MBA there. Zimmerman, along with his wife Emily and daughter Katie, relocated to St. Louis when he joined the Blues. His son Ted is currently studying Sports Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.