Celebrating another successful season, 49ers CEO Jed York will discuss
the future of his team and their move south in Santa Clara University's President's
Speaker Series on Jan 15. The event begins 7:30 pm at SCU's Mayer
Theatre and will explore the important relationship between sports
franchises and their neighbors.
are set to play in the brand new Levi's Stadium just miles from SCU's
campus for the 2014 season. York is in his fourth year as chief
executive officer of the football team, and, during this time, has
overseen an organizational renaissance. Over the past three seasons the
49ers have not only succeeded on the field, with a trip to the Super
Bowl, but will also bring the 2016 Super Bowl to the new Santa Clara
York spearheaded a successful ballot measure for the first
LEED-certified NFL stadium in 2010. He also helped make the team's new
home a reality by securing $200 million in NFL support and plans to make
innovation and sustainability the primary areas of focus for the
project. This includes building one of the NFL's strongest wireless
internet connections and developing software, including a mobile app,
that will allow fans to have a paperless, cashless game day experience.
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, York attended the University of
Notre Dame, where he earned a degree in finance and history. Before
joining the 49ers, York began his career as a financial analyst at
Guggenheim Partners, a diversified financial services firm.
Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at www.scu.edu/visitors/speakerseries/2014/york/index.cfm.
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