SBD/July 29, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Jim Saccomano Retiring After 36 Years With Broncos, But Will Stay On As A Consultant

Saccomano's staff was the recipient of the first-ever Pete Rozelle Award
Broncos VP/Corporate Communications JIM SACCOMANO will retire after the '13 season, his 36th year with the club, and will transition into a consulting role (Broncos). THE MMQB's Peter King writes he "won’t get the MARIANO RIVERA retirement treatment on his last swing around the league," but Saccomano, "one of the great PR professionals I’ve ever encountered, deserves it as he works his last full-time season" (THEMMQB.com, 7/29). DENVERBRONCOS.com's Gray Caldwell noted Saccomano has "watched 853 Broncos games in person." He has "won countless awards," including the "first-ever Pete Rozelle Award -- given annually to the NFL's outstanding public relations staff." Saccomano said, "It’s just time. It feels absolutely right." Saccomano also is the "longest tenured pro sports administrator in Colorado history." The transition to a consultant role "was offered to him by Broncos President JOE ELLIS." Under Saccomano's watch, the Broncos have had "one of the NFL’s highest number of players to receive honors from press associations, including several who have been named as national award winners." Saccomano has "chaired the NFL’s media relations and international committees and has served on the league’s postseason, radio-television and special projects committees" (DENVERBRONCOS.com, 7/26).
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