Just under a year after joining the Pittsburgh Steelers as a Senior Advisor, former Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse has been promoted into a new, long-term role with the Steelers.
Morehouse was promoted into an expanded role as the Executive Vice President for Strategy, Steelers president Art Rooney II announced Thursday.
Morehouse will now guide the strategic direction of Acrisure Stadium operations in addition to serving as senior advisor to the President on Steelers business operations. He will continue to collaborate on the team’s community and NFL-related initiatives, according to the Steelers.
Morehouse should be familiar to many Pittsburgh natives as he served as the team president and chief executive officer for the Pittsburgh Penguins for 12 seasons. He joined the organization in 2004 as a consultant and quickly rose through the ranks, helping the Penguins win three Stanley Cup championships. He stepped down in April 2022 from the role of CEO, which he landed in 2010, having previously held the role of team president since 2007.
“David is well-known in Pittsburgh and around the country as an innovator and leader in effective sports management and strategy,” Rooney said regarding Morehouse’s promotion, according to Steelers.com. “Working with him the last nine months, we are excited to tap into his skills to help us enhance our business operation and, more importantly, serve our fans in these ever-evolving times.”
Pittsburgh takes pride in having home-grown members of its organization on the football team, in the front office, and on the coaching staff. Morehouse was born and raised in Beechview and graduated from South Hills Catholic High School. He then went on to Community College of Allegheny County while also taking classes from Duquesne University. Morehouse is Pittsburgh born and bred and is looking forward to continuing his dream of working with the Steelers organization.
“As I said when I first joined the Steelers in August, this has been a dream come true for a Pittsburgh kid who grew up watching the Steelers of the ’70s,” Morehouse said in a statement, according to Steelers.com. “Art Rooney, the Rooney family, and the entire Steelers staff represent the heart of Pittsburgh.”