The New Orleans Saints have announced that Fitz Ollison has been named the organization's Senior Director of Football Communications. Ollison brings over 15 years of NFL experience with four teams and joins the Saints to oversee and serve as the primary contact for football communications.
Ollison joins the Saints after spending the past seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins, including the last two seasons as the team's Senior Director of Communications. While with the Dolphins, he assisted in the management of the public image and overall communications strategy for the organization both on and off the field. He also managed the day-to-day activities of the communications department football related activities.
"We are pleased to announce the addition Fitz (Ollison) to the Saints organization," said Saints Senior Vice President of Communications Greg Bensel. "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."
Prior to joining the Dolphins in 2008, Ollison worked at Fox Sports with the NFL on FOX as a field producer and stats contributor during the 2007 season. He was a member of the public relations department of the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons (2003-06) as the team's supervisor of football information. Over the course of his career, Ollison has been a part of nine Super Bowl media relations staffs (XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI, XXXVII, XL, XLI, XLII, XLIII, and XLIV) and was selected by the NFL to coordinate public relations for the 2010 Pro Bowl. In addition, he has also conducted seminars at the NFL Rookie Symposium and NFL Business Summit on media relations.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ollison worked in the media relations department for the Detroit Lions from 2000-01. While with the Lions he was selected by the NFL and NFL International to be a part of a joint international program as the U.S. public relations assistant for the Berlin Thunder during the 2001 NFL Europe season. While with the Thunder, the team capped off a 6-4 regular season with a victory over the Barcelona Dragons in World Bowl IX delivering the first NFLE championship to the German capital. Ollison began his career in 1998 as an intern with the public relations department of the Super Bowl XXXII Champion Denver Broncos.