Tom McEnery is an American author, businessman, and teacher from San Jose, California, who served as the 61st mayor of that city from 1983 to 1991.
McEnery attended Santa Clara University, graduating with a B.A. in 1967 and an M.A. in 1970. After his term in office, he served on the Board of Directors of the San Jose Sharks hockey team and continued to pursue his writing career. He currently writes a weekly blog for San Jose Inside, a website devoted to the culture and politics of San Jose. McEnery is also an owner and member of the board of directors for San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises, which owns the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League.
San Jose's McEnery Convention Center is named in his honor.
Career with the San Jose Sharks[edit | edit source]
As Vice Chairman of the NHL San Jose Sharks from 1994 to 1999, McEnery helped establish youth programs and the successful Sharks Foundation. In 2002, McEnery and Shark CEO, Greg Jamison, formed a local group of Silicon Valley investors to purchase the Sharks and associated interests. McEnery is currently a member of the board of the Sharks and Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment.