Executive Voices in Sustainability 2018:

Executive Voices in Sustainability: Matthew Chmura


What brought you to Yale?

I was looking for a EMBA program that would allow me to diversify and separate myself the my peers in the professional sports industry. When I found the sustainability area of focus that the program has, it was the perfect way to learn more about something that I am passionate about while also adding something to my professional portfolio that would differentiate myself.

How have you impacted sustainable practices in your career?

I am the Boston Bruins’ sustainability representative on the NHL’s green committee. On this group we explore initiatives that the NHL could pursue throughout the league and our individual clubs.

What challenges do you see for sustainability in your industry?

Our industry is primarily focused on two things: winning championships and generating revenue. Finding ways engage in sustainable business practices isn’t often at the top of executive’s lists.

Tell us one thing about yourself that might surprise your classmates.

In 2011 when the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup, I was included as one of 52 names (including players) that were engraved on the Stanley Cup. My name is now on one of the most famous trophies in sports forever.

Current Position

Firm: Boston Bruins
Position: Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Duration: 11 years
Responsibility: Oversight of all marketing, branding, communications, broadcasting, digital and social media functions.

Contact Information

Email: matt.chmura@yale.edu, matthew.chmura@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattchmura
Social Media: twitter: @mchmura ; instagram: mchmura