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Team Management

Senior Executives

Chairman, Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal Inc.

Growing up in the Northwest, Paul G. Allen’s passion for football was kindled at a young age while attending University of Washington football games with his father. As the years passed, he developed a fondness for the Seattle Seahawks, his hometown NFL team. After purchasing the franchise in 1997, Allen set his sights on creating a playoff-caliber team and building a world-class, multifunctional stadium for the state of Washington.

President, CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment

Named president of the Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc. on September 23, 2010, Peter McLoughlin is responsible for all financial and business operations, sales and marketing, sponsorship, and administration of the Seahawks. Additionally, as president of First & Goal, Inc., McLoughlin directs the management of CenturyLink Field, CenturyLink Field Event Center and WaMu Theater. He is the club’s chief representative at NFL owners meetings and also serves on NFL committees for Business Ventures, Digital Media, Stadium Security, Fan Behavior and E-commerce.

Executive Vice President/General Manager

John Schneider enters his third season as General Manager of the Seattle Seahawks having been named to the position January 19, 2010. In his role, he manages all aspects of the Seahawks roster and draft process while working collaboratively with Pete Carroll in all facets of the football operations department.

Although he holds the designation as the NFL’s third-youngest general manager at age 41, Schneider begins his 20th season working in the professional ranks.

Chief Operating Officer

Chuck Arnold is in his 20th season with the organization, being promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC, and First and Goal Inc. in December 2013. Arnold is responsible for increasing revenue across Corporate Partnership, Ticketing, Suites, and Retail. He also over sees the management of Marketing, Game Presentation, Community Relations, Fan Development, Information Technology, and Stadium Operations.

CFO & Vice President of Finance

Karen Beckman is responsible for the financial oversight of the Seahawks, First & Goal Inc., and Seattle Soccer LLC. She is charged with establishing budgets, forecasting and managing cash flow. She also oversees the teams’ financial reporting and analysis as well as reporting to the Public Stadium Authority. Another aspect of this position is analyzing and handling economic challenges and opportunities as they relate to the National Football League and Major League Soccer.

Vice President of Business Strategy & Analytics

Dunn is responsible for providing strategic and analytical support to effect data-driven decision making across each department of the Seahawks business operations. He also leads special strategic initiatives, including major stadium capital projects.

He is entering his second season with the Seahawks after spending last year as the Director of Business Strategy & Analytics.

Vice President of Community Relations

Mike Flood joined the staff on July 1, 1997. Flood served as community outreach director for Football Northwest prior to joining the Seahawks. He helped spearhead the state-wide campaign that resulted in the passage of Referendum 48 to build the new football/soccer stadium and exhibition complex.

In 2011, Flood was one of 10 finalists for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award presented to individuals for their efforts to honor and support members of the military community.

General Counsel & Vice President of Government Affairs

Ed Goines will administer the corporate legal affairs for the Seahawks and First & Goal and will be responsible for managing the organization's government relations strategy and policies. Goines joins the Seahawks after working most recently as assistant chief counsel for Disney Interactive/The Walt Disney Company. 

Prior to his time at Disney, he served five seasons as general counsel and vice president of business affairs for the San Francisco 49ers from 2001-07, including one year as a legal consultant to the 49ers. 

Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration

Cindy Kelley was promoted to vice president on August 8, 2011, after spending 13 seasons as Director of Human Resources. She oversees this area for the Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc.

Vice President of Player Engagement
Senior Vice President of Communications & Broadcasting

Dave Pearson is entering his 24th season in the NFL and begins his 15th season with the Seahawks. Originally joining the Seahawks as director of public relations in 1998, he added the dayto- day oversight of the team’s broadcast department in 2004. He was promoted to vice president of communications and broadcasting on April 29, 2008.

Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Suites

Amy Sprangers works for the Seahawks as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Suites.

In her new role, she is responsible for leading all revenue generation across sponsorship sales, local media rights and suite sales with the objective to deliver exceptional programs that measurably grow the team's business and the business of its partners.

Since 2012, Sprangers has led the suites department as the Managing Director of Suite Sales and Service and has a proven track record of fostering key corporate relationships.

Vice President of Technology

Chip Suttles serves as vice president of technology with the Seahawks. He will be the voice in guiding the values and mission for the technology needs of the Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc. He will be responsible for aligning technology vision with the overall business strategy of the organization and increase the performance of the organization through modernizing technology to improve the customer experience and drive increased revenue. Areas of focus include: improved stadium technology, player performance analytics, CRM systems development, websites and social media enhancement.

Vice President of Football Administration

Matt Thomas joined the Seattle Seahawks after spending the three seasons with the Cleveland Browns in the same capacity. He began his NFL career in 1998 with the Miami Dolphins and spent 12 seasons with the club, spending 2009 as vice president/general counsel & football administration.

He is a graduate of the University of Denver, University of South Dakota School of Law and the New York University School of Law.

Vice President of Operations / General Manager of CenturyLink Field

Player Personnel

Tag Ribary Director of Team Operations
Trent Kirchner Director of Pro Personnel
Dan Morgan Assistant Director of Pro Personnel
Matt Capurro Football Operations Coordinator
Scott Fitterer Director of College Scouting
Matt Berry National Scout
Ed Dodds National Scout
Jason Barnes Area Scout (Midwest)
Aaron Hineline Area Scout (Midlands)
Tyler Ramsey Area Scout (West)
Todd Brunner Area Scout (Northeast)
Jim Nagy Area Scout (Southeast)
Josh Graff National Scout
Kirk Parrish College Scouting Coordinator

Administration

Sarita Carter Director of Human Resources
Eric Heuston Human Resources Manager
Robin Houlbjerg Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Alicia Nickell Executive Assistant to the President
Heidi Karim Executive Assistant
Amanda Privatt Executive Assistant
Chelsy West Executive Assistant
Becca Rollins Director of Hospitality and Events
Rick Ninomiya Director of Security
Mike Dowd Security Manager
Randy Jackson Security Assistant
Aaron Miyasato Security Assistant
Sam Clake Event Manager
Dan Cramer Facility Manager
John Wright Director of Fields
Sean Vanos Director of Facility Operations
Sergio Pedroza Fields & Grounds Manager
Duc Dinh Fields/Maintenance Coordinator
Travis McKenna Fields Assistant
Jill Quinn Receptionist
Tricia del Mundo Office Assistant

Finance

Peter Fonfara Director of Finance
Ping Chen Financial Reporting Manager
Jennifer DeArment Accounts Payable Coordinator
Deepthi Krishnan Senior Financial Accountant
Alex Cariveau Senior Accountant
Ben Draeger Payroll Accountant
Tory Bray Revenue Accountant
Michelle Wright Revenue Accountant
Tina Godfrey Accounts Payable Supervisor
Faruk Punjani Accounting Manager
Heather Stamp Purchasing Coordinator/Accounts Payable
Peter Bach Business Analyst
Duncan Patton Data Analyst

Information Technology

Sterling Monroe Director of Information Technology
Joseph Nicoletti Application Developer
Monte Happ Application Developer
Allen Olson Sr. Systems Administrator
Steve Steensma Sr. Systems Administrator
Robert Ullman Database Administrator
Nick Johnson Stadium IT Manager

Communications & Broadcasting

Lane Gammel Director of Football Communications
Jeff Garza Director of Business Communications
Brian O'Connell Assistant Director of Broadcasting
Rich Gonzales Communications Manager
Kory Kemp Communications Assistant
Julie Barber Media Services Manager
Matt Johnson Executive Producer / Seahawks Radio Network

Suites Sales & Service

Eric Engberg Director of Suite Sales
Mike Naehr Director of Suite Sales
Melanie Kermin Suite Services Manager

Community Outreach & Fan Development

Sandy Gregory Managing Director of Community Outreach
Suzanne Lavender Director of Communications for Community Relations
Kelly Creeden Managing Director – Head Coach Initiatives/Seahawks Special Projects
Sherri Thompson Director of Sea Gals
Paul Johns Director of Youth Football & Alumni Programs
Connie Cate Community Outreach Assistant Director
Armando Mejia Fan Development Assistant Director
Tiffany Green Fan Development Manager
Keli Imus Community Relations Coordinator
Thomas Buren Fan Development Manager
Shawn Christopherson Mascot Coordinator

Corporate Partnerships

Luke Grothkopp Director of Sales
Gina Martinez Todd Director of Sales
John Pleas Director of Sales
Anna Rivera Director of Sales
Lisa Young Director of Partnership Services
Shaun Angell Account Manager
Brad Posten Account Manager
Bill Smith Account Manager
Katie Thompson Account Manager
Courtney Haeg Assistant to VP of Corporate Partnerships & Suites / Client Services Coordinator

Marketing

Jeff Richards Managing Director of Marketing & Brand Strategy
John Weaver Creative Director
Glen Iwasaki Creative Manager
Justin Mitchell Marketing Analysis & Fan Insights Manager
Candice Garza E-Mail Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
Ashley Hjalseth Graphic Design Coordinator
Samantha Jacobs Database and Research Coordinator

Digital Media

Kenton Olson Director of Digital Media and Emerging Media
Huy Nguyen Assistant Director of Digital Media
Tony Drovetto Digital Content Coordinator
Brian Pan Digital Media Video Manager

Gameday Production

Mark Tamar Managing Director of Fan Development & Game Presentation
Rick Crawford Director of Production Services & Game Presentation
David Glass Production Services Manager
Sean Tabler Lead Editor

Food Services

Mac McNabb Executive Chef
Ernesto DeLaTorre Cook
Pedro Flores Cook
Stuart McNabb Cook
Rudy McLean Cook
Nick Acord Cook

Box Office, Ticket Sales & Service

Chris Lawrence Director of Ticket Sales & Service
Lindsay Walker Ticket Services and Fan Relations Manager
Erin Johnson Box Office Manager
Grace Lee Box Office Assistant Manager
Will Brantley Customer Sales Representative
Steve Lund Customer Sales Representative
Nari Kalafian Customer Relationship Representative
Karen Kelly Customer Relationship Representative
Emily Sikma Customer Relationship Representative

Retail Operations

Doug Orwiler Director of Retail Operations
Vikki Knopf Merchandise Manager
Ryan Olson Retail Operations Manager
Adam Compton Retail Marketing Manager
Melanie Hoshino Pro Shop Manager
Patrick Herman Pro Shop Assistant Manager
Tara Cote Pro Shop Manager - Downtown
Gemmalyn Rabang Pro Shop Assistant Manager - Downtown
Christopher Coleman Pro Shop Manager at The Landing
Kasey Jurich Pro Shop Assistant Manager at The Landing
Mike Smyth Pro Shop Manager - Alderwood
Patrick O'Connor Warehouse Manager
Marcos Sepulveda Warehouse Coordinator
Sarah Schramm Merchandise Coordinator

Football Support Staff

 
Dawn Beres Executive Assistant to the Head Coach
Char Kores Executive Assistant
Sarah Ruttkay Executive Assistant to Executive VP/General Manager
William Saguilla Football Administration Analyst
Brian Eayrs Research Analyst
Sam Ramsden Director of Player Health & Performance
Patrick Ward Sports Scientist
Dean Riddle Applied Sports Scientist
Thomas Garcia Sports Science Specialist
Donald Rich Head Athletic Trainer
David Stricklin Assistant Athletic Trainer
Michael Tankovich Physical Therapist
Brad Campbell Director of Video
John Mallory Assistant Director of Video
James Churchill Video Assistant
Darryl Jacobsen Video Assistant
Erik Kennedy Director of Equipment
Drew Bley Assistant Equipment Manager
Derin Lazuta Assistant Equipment Manager
Chad Sensibaugh Assistant Equipment Manager
Ben Malcolmson Special Assistant to the Head Coach / Director of External Relations
Jeremy Young Team Travel/Training Camp Coordinator