FEI Washington State Chapter Meeting: April 25, 2019

Dinner Presentation: Tod Leiweke, CEO & Team President, Seattle Hockey Partners
Tod Leiweke is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and team president for Seattle Hockey Partners. Leiweke is responsible for building a world-class NHL franchise, in anticipation of Seattle being awarded an expansion team. He will also be responsible for the redevelopment of the Arena at Seattle Center. Prior to being appointed CEO in April 2018, Leiweke served as Chief Operating Officer of the NFL for three years. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the CEO of Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment where he was responsible for all business operations of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena. During his tenure, the Tampa Bay Lightning progressed from non-contender to Stanley Cup Finalist.  Previously, Leiweke was the CEO of the Seattle Seahawks and Vulcan Sports & Entertainment where he oversaw all business and administration functions of the club. In his final season with the Seahawks, Leiweke played an instrumental role in recruiting Pete Carroll and John Schneider to the Seahawks, which resulted in a 2014 Super Bowl win. He launched the Seattle Sounders FC, which set the standard for all Major League Soccer teams to follow. Tod also led the King County United Way 2009 Campaign that reached the goal of over $100 million dollars raised. That campaign was capped with a climb, and summit of Mount Rainier with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  Additionally, Leiweke served in leadership roles with the Minnesota Wild, Golden State Warriors, and a national charity program, The First Tee. In 2009, Leiweke was named CEO of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal and also by the Seattle Sports Commission.

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Tod Leiweke

CEO and Team President
Seattle Hockey Partners