David Morehouse

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David Morehouse
David Morehouse 2010-10-07.JPG
Born 1960 (age 53–54)
Residence Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh
Education Community College of Allegheny County
Duquesne University
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Known for President of Pittsburgh Penguins

David Morehouse (born 1960)[1] is a former political official and currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.[2][3]

Morehouse grew up in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He graduated from South Catholic High School in 1978. After high school, Morehouse worked as a boilermaker in a local steel mill until an injury forced him to quit that line of work. At 24 years old, he enrolled at the Community College of Allegheny County, earning an associate degree in general studies in three years. After graduating from CCAC, he enrolled at Duquesne University. While studying at Duquesne, Morehouse worked for Jay Costa who was the Allegheny County Register of Wills, and became a state senator in 1996.[4]

In 1992, Morehouse worked on the presidential campaign for Bill Clinton.[4] He earned a job with the Clinton administration as Director of Strategy in the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He also served as Deputy Director of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.). After these positions, Morehouse attended Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and earned a Master of Public Administration degree.[4]

Morehouse worked for a political campaign again in 2000, for former Vice President Al Gore.[4] Afterwards he returned to Harvard and served as Deputy Director of Executive Education and as Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard University Institute of Politics.[4]

In 2004 he served John Kerry's presidential campaign, serving as communications director during the primary election, and later traveling chief of state in the general election.[4] After the campaign was unsuccessful, Morehouse returned to Pittsburgh and took a job with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[4]

Morehouse joined the Penguins in December 2004 and served as a consultant for special projects and worked with the team's new arena project. In April 2007, Morehouse promoted to president of the team, responsible for oversight of the redevelopment of the Mellon Arena site, government affairs, corporate relations, ticket sales, marketing, corporate sales and communications.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Alan (2011). "100 People of Power and Influence". The Hockey News 64: 18. 
  2. ^ Cook, Ron (November 29, 2009). "Penguins president's hard lesson". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. 
  3. ^ "DAVID MOREHOUSE - President". Front Office - Executive Staff. Pittsburgh Penguins. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "David Morehouse – Community College of Allegheny County". Alumni Profile & Alumni Profile Archives. Community College of Allegheny County.