Chris McGowan

Chris McGowan

Chief Executive Officer, Vulcan Sports & Entertainment


Chris McGowan serves as Chief Executive Officer of Vulcan Sports & Entertainment (VSE), where he oversees business operations of all VSE sports franchises and facilities, including the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA); Seattle Seahawks (NFL) and the Seattle Sounders (MLS).

Named Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter President & Chief Executive Officer in October 2012, McGowan, 45, moved to the Pacific Northwest from Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), where he spent 16 years, including a final assignment as Chief Operating Officer of AEG Sports, before becoming one of the NBA’s youngest CEOs. Prior to ending his time with AEG Sports, McGowan was a part of a Stanley Cup Championship run for the LA Kings in the National Hockey League; an MLS Cup title for the LA Galaxy; and played an important role in opening one of the country’s most iconic sports arenas – Staples Center.