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This is a 2016 photo of Owner John York of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. This image reflects the 2016 San Francisco 49ers active roster as of Wednesday, April 20, 2016 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

John York

Co-Chairman

Biography

Denise and John York bring long and distinguished careers in sports and business to their roles as Co-Chairs of the San Francisco 49ers, where they combine their passion for building a championship team with their commitment to being the best possible business partners and community citizens.

A FORTY-YEAR LEGACY IN BUSINESS AND PRO SPORTS

Since Denise’s father, Edward J. DeBartolo Sr., purchased the 49ers in 1977, she has been an integral part of four decades of 49ers football, including 44 playoff contests and five Super Bowl victories. Earlier in her career, Denise served as President of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. Under her leadership, the Penguins were revitalized and transformed into a championship team, winning the Stanley Cup. She is one of only 12 women to have her name engraved on hockey’s famed championship trophy.

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