September 23, 2010 in Sports

Seahawks pick McLoughlin as new president

Associated Press
 
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The Seattle Seahawks’ new president, Peter McLoughlin, center, smiles during a news conference with outgoing CEO Tod Leiweke, left, and general manager John Schneider, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, in Renton, Wash.
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RENTON, Wash. — Peter McLoughlin is the new president of the Seattle Seahawks, leaving a similar position with the NHL’s St. Louis Blues.

McLoughlin’s hiring was announced this morning. He replaces Tod Leiweke, who announced at the end of July he was leaving as the head of Paul Allen’s Vulcan Sports and Entertainment to become CEO and minority owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

McLoughlin’s responsibilities in Seattle won’t be as far-reaching as Leiweke’s. McLoughlin will oversee the business operations for the Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer. Leiweke also oversaw operations for the Portland Trail Blazers.

McLoughlin spent four years with the Blues. Before that, he had a variety of roles in 21 years with Anheuser-Busch.

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