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New Orleans Saints Hire Fitz Ollison as Senior Director of Football Communications

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Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detail of the New Orleans Saints fleur de lis logo at midfield after a win against the San Francisco 49ers in a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the 49ers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints have hired Fitz Ollison to take over as the organization’s director of football communications.

With 15 years of NFL experience under his belt, Ollison has spent the last seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins, where he was made familiar with Jeff Ireland, the Black and Gold’s new director of college scouting.

According to NewOrleansSaints.com, Ollison spent the last two seasons as Miami’s senior director of communications, helping manage the public image and overall communications strategy both on and off the field.  He also managed the day-to-day activities of the communications department’s football activities.

From Saints Senior Vice President of Communications Greg Bensel:

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Fitz to the Saints organization.  He has served in a managerial role in many facets of our business, specifically with four teams.  He will manage all aspects of the day-to-day Saints football communications’ efforts, which will also include interacting with digital media, community relations and our business and marketing operations.  We look forward to him joining the team.”

Sporting quite the communications resume, Ollison has worked on numerous Super Bowl media relations staffs and as a field producer in 2007 for Fox Sports.

The University of Michigan graduate also worked in the San Francisco 49ers (2003-06) public relations department, as well as coordinating public relations for the 2010 Pro Bowl and conducting seminars at the NFL Rookie Symposium and NFL Business Summit.

According to the New Orleans Saints’ website, Fitz Ollison began his career as an intern in 1998 with the public relations department of the Super Bowl XXXII Champion Denver Broncos.

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