The Washington Stealth has added sports information veteran Mike McQuaid as its vice president of communications. McQuaid, 48, a Seattle native, brings over 25 years of experience in media relations, sports and business development to Everett, Wash.-based National Lacrosse League franchise. In his role with the Stealth, McQuaid will join the organization’s executive team and serve as the day-to-day media contact.
“We are thrilled to attract a respected communications professional of Mike’s caliber who has both a working knowledge of lacrosse and the media and business community in Washington state,” said David Takata, president of the Washington Stealth. “We are delighted to continue adding high-level, local experience to the Stealth executive team and look forward to Mike’s contributions to the success of the organization and lacrosse in our state.”
Along with his responsibilities with the Stealth, McQuaid and his firm McQuaidUSA will continue to support US Lacrosse in the State of Washington.
Throughout his career, McQuaid has worked in both business development and communications capacities in broadcasting, finance, technology and sports. In athletics, McQuaid has supported a number of Olympic sports including rowing, canoe/kayak and snowboarding. He began his sports career with the Western Hockey League Seattle Breakers and later worked on the game-day sports information staffs at Washington State University and the University of Washington along with serving as Washington state sports information director for US Lacrosse.
His sports information experience includes work with athletes competing in the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan American Games, Goodwill Games, U.S. Olympic Trials, U.S. World Championships Trials, NorAm Snowboarding Finals, NCAA Final Four, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, MLS and Major League Baseball.
McQuaid is a graduate of Mercer Island High School and studied at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. As a competitive rower, he was named to the All Pac-10 Rowing Team while at WSU and won a National Championship for Philadelphia’s Vesper Boat Club.
The Stealth begin their fourth season of play in Washington state with its 2013 home-opener against the defending NLL champion Rochester Nighthawks, Saturday, Jan. 5 at Everett’s Comcast Arena. Season tickets for eight Stealth home games start at just $99 and are on sale now. To learn more call 877-MY-75-TIX or visit www.StealthLAX.com Washington Stealth… It’s Like Hockey with Balls.
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