Art Rooney II

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Art Rooney II
Pittsburgh Steelers
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Rooney at a press conference in April 2012 announcing the new Minnesota Vikings stadium
Date of birth (1952-09-14) September 14, 1952 (age 63)
Place of birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
College University of Pittsburgh, (B.A), '78
Duquesne University, (J.D.), '82
Career history
As President
2003–present Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards

Arthur Joseph "Art" Rooney II (born September 14, 1952) is president and co-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

He is the oldest of nine children of Steelers’ chairman, Dan Rooney, and Patricia Rooney, and he is the grandson of Steelers’ founder “The Chief,” Art Rooney, Sr.

Rooney was named team president in May 2003. Prior to that, he served as vice president and general counsel of the Steelers, and has served on the board of directors of the Steelers since 1989.

He currently serves as chairman of the NFL’s Stadium Committee, and serves on numerous NFL boards, including the Legislative Committee, the Management Council Executive Committee, the International Committee and the Digital Media Committee.

Rooney graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 with a B.A. in Political Science. He then attended Duquesne University’s School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 1982.

He currently holds an Of Counsel position with the law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

Rooney is also very active in the Pittsburgh community, devoting a substantial amount of his time to various organizations. He currently serves on the boards of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Saint Vincent College, Senator John Heinz Western Pa. History Center, and the United Way of America (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) and numerous other ventures.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dan Rooney
President of the Pittsburgh Steelers