President & Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco 49ers
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 5:30 p.m.Pepperdine University - Santa Clara Campus
Silicon Valley Center at Techmart
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
About the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team playing in the West Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1950 after the two leagues merged. The 49ers are well known for having the greatest dynasties in NFL and American sports history during the 1980s and early 1990s, winning five Super Bowl championships, including four in the 1980s. Those championship teams were led by notable hall of famers such as Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, and coach Bill Walsh.
About Jed York
As Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Forty Niners, Ltd., Jed York oversees all aspects of the organization. York is in his third year in the position and has made bold decisions to return the team to its winning tradition and ultimately the Super Bowl. York recognizes and shares the ongoing passion of the team's faithful fans.
York has been the driving force behind the effort to construct a new stadium. In 2011, his leadership produced what some are calling extraordinary results to get "shovels in the ground" for the new stadium in Santa Clara. The 49ers secured an $850 million construction loan and $200 million in NFL support. With all the financing in place, the 49ers broke ground on a new stadium on April 19, 2012. The stadium will quickly be recognized as the world's premium outdoor sports and entertainment venue.
2011 was a very good year for York's 49ers. His promotion of Trent Baalke to General Manager and the hiring of Jim Harbaugh as Head Coach provided instant results. Both Harbaugh and Baalke were named Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year respectively, the highest honor they can receive in their respective positions. The team also made it to the playoffs for the first time in nine years advancing to the NFC Conference Championship and an impressive 14-4 record.
Under York's leadership, the team established the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame in 2009, to commemorate the significant accomplishments of some of the team's biggest stars and key contributors. Named for his grandfather and the beloved patriarch of the 49ers, the Hall of Fame automatically inducted those 49ers greats that had either had their jersey numbers retired by the team or have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. York, shortly thereafter, announced the Hall of Fame's inaugural inductee, his uncle, Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., who was enshrined during the 2009 season.
He is pleased to carry on his family's commitment to community by serving as a board member at Tipping Point Community, the Common Wealth Club, Bay Area Council, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group. In 2011 & 2012, York served as the Co-Chair of the Second Harvest Food Bank's Annual Holiday Food and Fund Drive, which services Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
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