Jesse Lovejoy is the director of STEAM Education & the San Francisco 49ers Museum presented by Sony. Lovejoy joined the 49ers in August 2013, when he was brought on to develop and implement educational and community programming for the 49ers STEAM Education Program, and develop the content of and operating structure/plan for the 49ers Museum.
While spearheading the 2014 launch of the Museum—a 20,000 square foot facility featuring 11 unique gallery and exhibit spaces exclusively dedicated to the 49ers past, present and future—Lovejoy concurrently led the 49ers into a domain where no professional sports organization had ventured before, a comprehensive STEAM Education Program for students in grades K-8, completely free to the end-user. Through these efforts, among others, Lovejoy has helped start 100,000 meaningful STEAM conversations and counting.
Lovejoy sits on the Board of Governors for the International Sports Heritage Association and on the Corporate Council for the National Association for Gifted Children. He was also named as one of Silicon Valley’s 40 most influential people under 40 years of age in 2016 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Before he joined the 49ers, Lovejoy was director of community relations and marketing for the San Diego Sports Commission/San Diego Hall of Champions where he served as a brand champion for community relations initiatives, awards programs, and educational opportunities for nearly three years.
Prior to his role with the San Diego Sports Commission/San Diego Hall of Champions, Lovejoy served in the PR and marketing fields for 10 years before pressing pause on his career and shifting into an area more central to his passion – education and empowering youth. He served as a substitute teacher for the Catholic Diocese in San Diego and then as an educator at a language academy before taking the Hall of Champions position.
Lovejoy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from San Diego State University.
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