Position: Vice President & General Manager; San Francisco 49ers – Levi’s Stadium
Jim Mercurio is in his 28th year with the 49ers and his third as executive vice president & general manager, Levi’s Stadium. In his current role, Mercurio oversees all aspects of stadium & event operations including executive oversight of the food and beverage operations, engineering, grounds, guest services, janitorial services, operations & logistics, parking and transportation. He additionally manages all police, safety & security services, and game & event day medical services at Levi’s Stadium. Under Mercurio’s leadership, Levi’s Stadium has garnered international recognition, most notably the prestigious Sports Business Journal 2015 Sports Facility of the Year award.
Within the past year, Mercurio has been instrumental in turning Levi’s Stadium into a voting center and a mass COVID-19 vaccination site. Levi’s Stadium has been recognized as the largest mass vaccination site in the State of California with an estimated 200K+ people are likely to have been vaccinated by June 2021.
Mercurio earned an AA degree from Canada College in Redwood City in 1991. He also obtained his B.A. degree in public relations with a minor in broadcasting from the University of Pacific, before going on to earn a master’s degree in sport administration and management from Canisius College in Buffalo.