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Peter McLoughlin Named President Of Seattle Seahawks And Seattle Sounders

During a press conference on Thursday, former Vulcan, Inc. executive Tod Leiweke introduced Peter McLoughlin as the new president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer.

Writes Greg Johns of the Seattle PI...

"We think we found the perfect guy," Leiweke said at Thursday's press conference, flanked by Seahawks general manager John Schneider and Bert Kolde, one of Allen's top advisers for Vulcan.

"There are mixed emotions," Leiweke said as he handed over the job to his old friend. "But it's a day I feel really good about because I think this organization is in good hands. ... I really feel the Seahawks' best days are ahead of them."

McLoughlin previously served as the CEO of the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues.