Key Staff 2014-15

NamePosition/TitleNotes
Mario Lemieux
Co-Owner and ChairmanMario Lemieux was one of the greatest players in NHL history from 1984-97 and 2000-06, winning six league scoring titles, three MVP trophies and two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP in addition to two Stanley Cups. An immaculately gifted 6-4 centerman, he dominated play for parts of three decades despite a series of medical setbacks, including multiple back surgeries and a battle with hodgkin’s disease. He retired in 2006 as the No. 7 all-time scorer in NHL history with 1,723 points. He also ranked eighth all-time in goals (690) and 10th in assists (1,033).

In 1999, Mario Lemieux led a group of investors that bought the franchise out of bankruptcy. As team captain, Lemieux won Stanley Cups as a player with the Penguins in 1991 and 1992, and as presided over the Penguins 2009 Stanley Cup win as co-owner/chairman.

The new Consol Energy Center, currently under construction across the street from Mellon Arena, is a gleaming achievement of the Lemieux-Burkle era. After a lengthy quest for a new building that would ensure the team’s long-term future in Pittsburgh, the owners reached agreement on a new arena deal with Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in March, 2007.
Ron Burkle
Co-Owner
Burkle, widely recognized as one of the preeminent investors in retail, manufacturing and distribution industries, is in his 11th season as co-owner of the Penguins. He teamed with Mario Lemieux to buy the team out of bankruptcy in September, 1999, and together they have developed one of the outstanding ownership groups in all of professional sports.

Burkle founded The Yucaipa Companies in 1986 and has served as Chairman of the Board and controlling shareholder of numerous companies, including Alliance Entertainment, Golden State Foods, Dominick’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs and Food4Less. He is currently a member of the board of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, KB Home and Yahoo!
David Morehouse
PresidentDavid Morehouse is in his third season as president of the Penguins. He oversees tickets sales, marketing, corporate sales, communications and brand development for the Stanley Cup champions, as well as representing the team in corporate relations, governmental affairs and future redevelopment of the Mellon Arena site.

Morehouse came to the Penguins in December, 2004 as a Senior Consultant on the new arena project, bringing with him extensive national experience in political decision-making, strategic planning and project development. He was named team president in April, 2007.
Jim Rutherford
Executive VP and General Manager
Mike Johnston
Head Coach