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  • Sun., Sep. 07, 2014 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM PDT The Fiahtful Episode 1 "The Faithful" is a documentary series by 49ers Studios that is truly for the fans because it is the fans. Narrated by two-time Super Bowl champion Dwight Hicks, the show will take fans on journeys into the lives of the greatest 49ers stories that need to be told.

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Jed York
CEO

BIOGRAPHY

BUILDING A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

As chief executive officer of the San Francisco 49ers, Jed York oversees all aspects of the organization. Now in his fifth year as CEO, York has been a driving force behind the 49ers recent success on and off the field making 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.

Many now point to 2011 as a significant year in the history of the storied franchise, as York led the organization through a year of great change and prosperity. His promotion of Trent Baalke to general manager, and the subsequent hiring of Jim Harbaugh as head coach, set the wheels in motion for the team’s resurgence on the field. The team has since won two NFC West Division titles, advanced to three consecutive NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl, while posting a 41-14-1 overall record.

York’s strong leadership was instrumental in providing his team and its fans a state-of-the-art new home a year ahead of schedule. On April 19, 2012, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority broke ground on Levi’s® Stadium and enlisted the 49ers to manage the construction process which achieved a ribbon cutting just two years later. Designed to set a new standard for the stadium experience, Levi’s® Stadium is certain to become known as one of the iconic sports and entertainment venues in the world.

RECOGNIZING THE 49ERS FAITHFUL

A 49ers fan since birth, York recognizes that the success of the 49ers hinges on the team’s faithful fans, and he is committed to honoring them for their passion and enthusiasm. Most recently, York recognized the unique opportunities Levi’s® Stadium presented the team and its fans, and he directed the organization to capitalize.

From the time Levi’s® Stadium was just a concept, creating the ultimate game day experience for 49ers fans was at the core of the York family’s vision. The unique approach taken to designing the venue and bringing that vision to life incorporated one of the Bay Area’s most notable natural resources – innovative technology. As York has repeatedly stated, Levi’s® Stadium may not be the biggest stadium, but it will be the smartest.

With technology woven into its backbone, the building will not only allow visitors to customize their own individual experience through the use of the Levi’s® Stadium App, but it will also be able to seamlessly evolve throughout the decades to come. In addition to groundbreaking design elements that bring fans closer to the game, the venue is a showcase for the region’s sustainable efforts and world-class wine and cuisine. Fans will also come to recognize Levi’s® Stadium as a year round destination that features a restaurant headlined by an award-winning chef and a museum dedicated to honoring the team’s storied history, while also using football as a means to educate Bay Area youth.

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 have 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. The 49ers Hall of Fame now has a home inside the new 49ers Museum presented by Sony at Levi’s® Stadium.

Also located inside the 49ers Museum is the newly created Denise DeBartolo York Education Center, which will provide learning platforms that connect, inspire, and engage students. Featuring content-rich lessons in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the center will be highly interactive as it promotes physical activity and valuable life skills.

CARRYING ON THE FAMILY’S LEGACY

York’s roots with the 49ers run deep. He is the oldest child of Denise and John York, the co-chairmen of the team. York’s uncle and godfather, Eddie DeBartolo, also known to fans as “Mr. D,” has long served as a mentor.

York began his career as a financial analyst at Guggenheim Partners, a diversified financial services firm. He worked in the firm’s New York office in several areas, including private wealth management, hedge funds risk analysis, and collateralized debt obligations.

Born and raised in Youngstown, OH, York was a student athlete at Cardinal Mooney High School where he was captain of the baseball team as well as student body president. After high school, York decided to carry on a family tradition by attending the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a degree in both finance and history. York was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society.

York credits his parents, his uncle Eddie, and his grandfather Edward DeBartolo Sr. as being positive role models and for teaching him character values such as integrity, a strong work ethic, and respect for others. 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, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Besides his tremendous passion for the 49ers, York enjoys traveling, fishing, and playing cards, which he learned from his grandfather.

Jed lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Danielle, and son, Jaxon.

BUILDING A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

As chief executive officer of the San Francisco 49ers, Jed York oversees all aspects of the organization. Now in his fifth year as CEO, York has been a driving force behind the 49ers recent success on and off the field making 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.

Many now point to 2011 as a significant year in the history of the storied franchise, as York led the organization through a year of great change and prosperity. His promotion of Trent Baalke to general manager, and the subsequent hiring of Jim Harbaugh as head coach, set the wheels in motion for the team’s resurgence on the field. The team has since won two NFC West Division titles, advanced to three consecutive NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl, while posting a 41-14-1 overall record.

York’s strong leadership was instrumental in providing his team and its fans a state-of-the-art new home a year ahead of schedule. On April 19, 2012, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority broke ground on Levi’s® Stadium and enlisted the 49ers to manage the construction process which achieved a ribbon cutting just two years later. Designed to set a new standard for the stadium experience, Levi’s® Stadium is certain to become known as one of the iconic sports and entertainment venues in the world.

RECOGNIZING THE 49ERS FAITHFUL

A 49ers fan since birth, York recognizes that the success of the 49ers hinges on the team’s faithful fans, and he is committed to honoring them for their passion and enthusiasm. Most recently, York recognized the unique opportunities Levi’s® Stadium presented the team and its fans, and he directed the organization to capitalize.

From the time Levi’s® Stadium was just a concept, creating the ultimate game day experience for 49ers fans was at the core of the York family’s vision. The unique approach taken to designing the venue and bringing that vision to life incorporated one of the Bay Area’s most notable natural resources – innovative technology. As York has repeatedly stated, Levi’s® Stadium may not be the biggest stadium, but it will be the smartest.

With technology woven into its backbone, the building will not only allow visitors to customize their own individual experience through the use of the Levi’s® Stadium App, but it will also be able to seamlessly evolve throughout the decades to come. In addition to groundbreaking design elements that bring fans closer to the game, the venue is a showcase for the region’s sustainable efforts and world-class wine and cuisine. Fans will also come to recognize Levi’s® Stadium as a year round destination that features a restaurant headlined by an award-winning chef and a museum dedicated to honoring the team’s storied history, while also using football as a means to educate Bay Area youth.

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 have 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. The 49ers Hall of Fame now has a home inside the new 49ers Museum presented by Sony at Levi’s® Stadium.

Also located inside the 49ers Museum is the newly created Denise DeBartolo York Education Center, which will provide learning platforms that connect, inspire, and engage students. Featuring content-rich lessons in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the center will be highly interactive as it promotes physical activity and valuable life skills.

CARRYING ON THE FAMILY’S LEGACY

York’s roots with the 49ers run deep. He is the oldest child of Denise and John York, the co-chairmen of the team. York’s uncle and godfather, Eddie DeBartolo, also known to fans as “Mr. D,” has long served as a mentor.

York began his career as a financial analyst at Guggenheim Partners, a diversified financial services firm. He worked in the firm’s New York office in several areas, including private wealth management, hedge funds risk analysis, and collateralized debt obligations.

Born and raised in Youngstown, OH, York was a student athlete at Cardinal Mooney High School where he was captain of the baseball team as well as student body president. After high school, York decided to carry on a family tradition by attending the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a degree in both finance and history. York was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society.

York credits his parents, his uncle Eddie, and his grandfather Edward DeBartolo Sr. as being positive role models and for teaching him character values such as integrity, a strong work ethic, and respect for others. 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, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Besides his tremendous passion for the 49ers, York enjoys traveling, fishing, and playing cards, which he learned from his grandfather.

Jed lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Danielle, and son, Jaxon.

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