Chuck Arnold promoted to president of Seattle Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have promoted Chuck Arnold to team president, replacing Peter McLoughlin, whose contract was set to expire and was not renewed.

Arnold has been with the franchise for 25 seasons and most recently had been serving as COO. He will oversee all business management for the team. He also takes on the role as president of First and Goal overseeing operations of CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks' home stadium, and its events center.

"I've been connected to this team for my entire life," said Arnold, who grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and went to college at Washington State before joining the Seahawks as an intern in 1994.

McLoughlin had been Seattle's team president for eight seasons, taking over for Tod Leiweke. McLoughlin was in charge when Seattle won its only Super Bowl title and regularly served as the representative for owner Paul Allen at NFL meetings.

"I'm proud of what the organization has accomplished both on and off the field over the last eight years," McLoughlin said in a statement.

Additionally, Chris McGowan was named CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, also replacing McLoughlin. McGowan will oversee the business operations for all of Allen's sports properties, including the Seahawks, the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA and their respective venues.

Arnold will report to McGowan in the new management structure.

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