Bill Chapin recently joined NHL Seattle to work with Tod and Tim Leiweke on premium revenue initiatives regarding both the arena project and potential NHL franchise. Starting a new sports franchise from scratch requires a lot of sports business smarts and knowledge of the new marketplace. Luckily for NHL Seattle, they’ve brought in someone with both.
Chapin comes to NHL Seattle after a stint with the Kansas City Chiefs as Senior Vice President of Business Operations, but he is a local at heart as he previously worked for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders FC.
Brother Bill Chapin has experience across many major professional sports leagues. Prior to the NHL Seattle move, he served as senior vice president of business operations for the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs.
Prior to his role with the Chiefs, Chapin was located in Seattle as the vice president of business development for the Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC and director of marketing and partnership development for the Sounders and the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. In those positions he was gained experience in marketing management, including the establishment of the Seattle Sounders franchise in 2009.
An active member of the Seattle community, Chapin served on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Aquarium and Central Washington University’s Sports Management program.
Chapin’s other experience in professional sports leagues are with the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings, the Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres, and the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball League. He also was a member of the management team during the construction of the popular STAPLES Center located in Los Angeles.
Brother Chapin was initiated into Phi Delta Theta at the University of California-Riverside’s California Mu chapter. He graduated with a degree in political science in 1992 and earned an Executive MBA from The Graziadio School of Business Management at Pepperdine University.