Aron Kennedy

San Francisco 49ers, VP, Game Day Production and Broadcast Operations

Aron Kennedy is in his seventh season with the 49ers, and his first season as vice president of game day production and broadcast operations. He previously served as the director of game day production and broadcast operations. In his current role, Kennedy oversees a team of nearly 200 game day employees required to execute the game day entertainment and in-stadium production at Levi’s Stadium.

During every 49ers home game, Kennedy and his team work behind the scenes to produce seamless transitions between the action on the field and entertainment aspects such as the Gold Rush cheerleaders, Niner Noise, Hype Team, Sourdough Sam, and the Flag Team. Kennedy also serves as the engineer in charge (EIC) for other world class events held at Levi’s Stadium. A few of his favorite events serving as EIC were Super Bowl 50, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and the NHL Stadium Series. Thanks to his leadership, the 49ers were recognized as having the Most Improved Game Day Production and Entertainment throughout the NFL from 2018 – 2019.

Before moving to the Bay Area, Kennedy worked as the director of game day production for the Philadelphia Eagles for 11 seasons. His experience in Philadelphia carried over perfectly to his role in Santa Clara with the 49ers. Kennedy is also a four-time Emmy Award winner, as well as a Promax Award winner, thanks to his audio design and production achievements while with the Eagles.

Kennedy is thankful to be associated with one of the most storied and successful NFL franchises, and considers working every day at Levi’s Stadium, one of the world’s most technologically advanced stadiums, one of his brightest career highlights.

Kennedy calls himself “just a regular guy” who loves working behind the scenes, despite playing bass and traveling the country in a band for 10 years. A native of the Philadelphia area, he graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in communication studies and a minor in electrical engineering.

Featured in: Venue Production and Technology Roundtable (12/15)

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