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Dave Pearson, in his 27th NFL season and 18th with the Seahawks, was promoted to senior vice president of communications, broadcasting and web content in 2015. Originally joining the Seahawks as director of public relations in 1998, he added the day-to- day oversight of the team’s broadcast department in 2004. He was promoted to vice president of communications and broadcasting on April 29, 2008.
Pearson is responsible for managing the public image and overall communications strategy for the Seahawks while serving as the primary liaison for local and national media outlets and broadcast partners. He also oversees all radio broadcasts, preseason telecasts, team-produced radio and television shows, publications and website content. As vice president, he also assumes various responsibilities revolving around game day operations at CenturyLink Field. Under his direction, Seattle’s communications department has been nominated by the Pro Football Writers of America for the coveted Pete Rozelle Award six times and won the award in 2007. The teams’ broadcasting department has won seven Northwest Region Emmy Awards.
After beginning his career in 1989 as an intern in the Seahawks public relations department, the Tacoma, Wash., native worked for the Houston Oilers two seasons (1990-91). From 1992-93 he was the assistant PR director for the Los Angeles Rams before returning to Houston as PR director prior to the 1994 season where he would help manage the team’s transition to Tennessee.
Pearson earned a degree in media relations and interpersonal communications from Pacific Lutheran University. He and his wife, Beth, have two children, Allie and Chase, and reside in Mill Creek.