10 Facts About Larry Tanenbaum


The family's patriarch, Abraham Larry Tanenbaum, left Parczew, Poland, north of Lublin, for New York in 1911.


Larry Tanenbaum is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Kilmer Van Nostrand Co.


Larry Tanenbaum served as chairman of Warren, which, until its merger with Lafarge North America, was Canada's largest asphalt paving and aggregate company with operations serving approximately 54 communities.


Kilmer has a long history of private equity investment, beginning in 1975 as a significant shareholder of CUC Broadcasting, where Larry Tanenbaum served on the board of directors and the executive committee of the company.


Larry Tanenbaum recently served as a member of the advisory council, Toronto Board of Trade.


Larry Tanenbaum has had a long-standing interest in the sports and entertainment area and to that end in 1991 he spearheaded the effort to bring an NBA franchise to Toronto.


In 1998 Larry Tanenbaum was an active force in the acquisition of the Toronto Raptors basketball team and Air Canada Centre, which, with the Toronto Maple Leafs formed Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.


Larry Tanenbaum is chairman of MLSE, chairman of the board of the National Basketball Association, and a governor and member of the executive committee of the National Hockey League, the NBA, and Major League Soccer.


Larry Tanenbaum is a member of the board of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.


In recognition of his contributions in the areas of philanthropy, volunteerism and sports, Larry Tanenbaum was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada on October 25,2007.