Seahawks name Arnold as new president

NFL  team the Seattle Seahawks has appointed Chuck Arnold as its new president.

Arnold will take over the position from Peter McLoughlin, who is leaving the Seahawks by mutual consent after eight years in the role. Arnold, a lifelong Seahawks fan, is currently in his 25th season with the team and most recently served as chief operating officer.

In his new role, Arnold will manage all team business operations for the Seahawks. 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.

Meanwhile, Chris McGowan has been promoted to chief executive of Vulcan Sports & Entertainment, through which he will oversee business operations of all VSE sports franchises and facilities, including the Seahawks, basketball team the Portland Trail Blazers, CenturyLink Field, WaMu Theater and Moda Center. Arnold will report to McGowan in his new role.