John Mara

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John Mara
Giants admin at the white house.JPG
John Mara (back left) Tom Coughlin (foreground) & Steve Tisch (back right) at the Giants' visit to the White House after their Super Bowl XLII victory.
Born John Kevin Mara
(1954-12-01) December 1, 1954 (age 60)
New York, New York
Alma mater Boston College (B.S.)
Fordham University (J.D.)
Title President/CEO
Term 2005–present

John Kevin Mara[1] (born December 1, 1954) is the president, CEO, and co-owner of the New York Giants.

Early life[edit]

Mara was born in New York City and grew up in White Plains, a nearby suburb. He is the oldest son of Ann Mara and former Giants owner Wellington Mara.[1][2] His ancestry includes Irish, German, and French-Canadian. He attended Iona Preparatory School in nearby New Rochelle, graduating in 1972. He earned a B.S. cum laude in marketing from Boston College in 1976, followed by a law degree in 1979 from Fordham University.

New York Giants[edit]

After working as an attorney, John Mara joined the Giants in 1991, serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer until his father's death in 2005, when he assumed the team's presidency.[2] Under John Mara and Steve Tisch, the Giants have won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.

Personal life[edit]

Mara is the third generation of his family to own the Giants. His grandfather, Tim, founded the team in 1925. Tim's sons, Wellington and Jack (John Mara's uncle), inherited the team in 1959, when Tim Mara died. Among NFL franchises, only the Chicago Bears (controlled by the Halas-McCaskey family since 1921) have been in the hands of one family longer than the Giants.

He and his wife, Denise W. Mara, have one son, John Jr., and four daughters, Lauren, Courtney, Christine, and Erin.[3][4][5][6] He is also an uncle to film actresses Rooney Mara (an Academy Award nominee) and Kate Mara (an Emmy Award nominee).

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