Vulcan Sports & Entertainment (VSE) announced today that Chuck Arnold has been named President of the Seattle Seahawks. Chris McGowan will be promoted to VSE Chief Executive Officer. Arnold succeeds Peter McLoughlin as President. McLoughlin will be leaving the organization by mutual agreement.
Currently in his 25th season with the Seahawks, Arnold will manage all team business operations. He will also serve as President of First & Goal Inc., overseeing management of CenturyLink Field, CenturyLink Field Event Center, First & Goal Hospitality and WaMu Theater.
“I have tremendous appreciation for this franchise and city, and I can’t wait to lead an organization that continues to make our community and the 12s proud,” Arnold said. “I am honored to assume this responsibility and thankful to Paul Allen for the opportunity.”
Born and raised in Tacoma, Wash., Arnold earned his degree in sports management from Washington State University where he joined Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He began his professional career as an intern with the Seahawks, where he became a ticket sales account executive in 1994. He advanced several times within the organization before most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2013. As COO, Arnold has been instrumental in improving the game day experience for fans, including revitalizing Seahawks retail with the launch of the expanded Seahawks Pro Shop. In his duties as COO, Arnold also oversaw the team’s marketing, game entertainment, community engagement, corporate partnerships, ticketing, suites, and stadium sales and operations.