With responsibilities that include serving as the team’s official spokesman, overseeing all internal and external communications, broadcasting and digital media as well as being the primary liaison between the club and national and local media, Senior Vice President of Communications Greg Bensel enters his 18th season with the Saints. Along with his role with the Saints, Bensel also serves in the same capacity for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.
In addition to his duties with both the Saints and Pelicans, Bensel also manages the communications efforts of Saints and Pelicans Owner/Chairman of the Board Tom Benson’s community giving and business enterprises.
Bensel was promoted to his current position after serving for nine seasons as Director of Media & Public Relations. In addition to managing his staff, his duties include working with the NFL’s network media partners, media operations for home and away games and planning the long-range public relations initiatives for the club.
Bensel has also worked on the NFL public relations staffs for Super Bowl XXXII, XXXIII and XXXVI.
Prior to joining the Saints, Bensel was Director of Media Relations for the Super Bowl XXXI Host Committee and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. He has also served on the media committee for the NCAA Men's Final Four, the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament and the Sugar Bowl.
A New Orleans native who graduated from Jesuit High School and Tulane, Bensel started his professional career as a media relations administrator for the PGA of America in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where he served on the public relations staffs for the 1991 PGA Championship, the 1991 Senior PGA Championship and the 1991 Ryder Cup.