Dave Pearson has more than 24 years of communications experience in professional sports. 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 and Sounders FC while serving as the primary liaison for local and national media outlets and broadcast partners for the Seahawks. He also oversees all radio broadcasts, preseason telecasts, teamproduced radio and television shows, publications and website content for both clubs. As vice president, he also assumes various responsibilities revolving around game day operations at CenturyLink Field. Under his leadership, MLS recognized the Sounders FC Communications Department as the best in the league for 2009 and earned Broadcast Staff of the Year in 2013. Additionally, the Seahawks Communications Department has been nominated by the Pro Football Writers of America for the coveted Pete Rozelle Award four times (1999, 2005-07). Seattle received the most nominations twice and won the award in 2007. The Seahawks and Sounders FC Broadcasting Departments have won a combined seven Emmy’s for its production and broadcasts. After beginning his career in 1989 as an intern in the Seahawks Public Relations Department, the Tacoma, Wash., native worked for the Houston Oilers for two seasons (1990-91). From 1992-93 he was the Assistant Public Relations Director for the Los Angeles Rams before returning to Houston as Public Relations 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.