Jim Saccomano has long been a vital part of the Denver Broncos.
The Vice President of Corporate Communications has been with the club for three decades. He has been there for Super Bowls XXI, XXII and XXIV and was part of the two World Championships in Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII.
Many of you know him from his frequent blog entries, and he has taken on the unofficial title of team historian.
Now, Saccomano will be honored by the Order Sons of Italy in America with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Saccomano is recognized as one of the most accomplished public relations professionals in NFL history as well as the longest tenured pro sports administrator in Colorado. He has chaired the NFL’s media relations and international committees and has served on the league’s postseason, radio-television, and special projects committees as well.
In addition to his five Super Bowls with the Broncos, he has worked for the NFL’s PR staff at 19 additional Super Bowls, 12 of which he was designated by the league as a co-captain of the Super Bowl PR staff.
In 1990, Saccomano and his staff were honored as the first recipient of the Pro Football Writers of America’s Pete Rozelle Award as the NFL’s outstanding public relations staff. In 1998, he was named winner of the Charlie Callahan Award for Public Relations from The Football News.
A Denver native and honors graduate of Metropolitan State College (B.A., 1970), he also has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado (1977). Saccomano is Chairman of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and serves on the Colorado Press Association Foundation Board and has served on the Denver Chamber of Commerce Metro Sports Committee as well.
The Order Sons of Italy in America is the largest organization in the U.S. for people of Italian heritage. Founded in 1905, today it has 600,000 members and supporters along with a network of more than 700 lodges throughout the country.
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