Mr. Browne joined the League office as a college intern in 1965 and after a stint in the United States Marine Corps, he became a full-time employee in 1970. He was named to several key front office posts by then-Commissioner Pete Rozelle over the next 20 years. Browne’s specific responsibilities during that time included generating international publicity and media coverage for the annual Super Bowl, the most popular one-day sporting event in North America. Super Bowl Sunday has evolved over the decades into an unofficial winter holiday in the United States. Browne has attended all but the first game played in 1967.
He was appointed the NFL’s first-ever Vice President by then-Commissioner Paul Tagliabue in April, 1990 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1995 and then Executive Vice President in 2002. Mr. Browne was named Senior Advisor to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in April, 2010 and in his new role, Browne is focused on promoting and communicating with the 20,000 former NFL players (and their families) who have moved into their post-playing lives and careers.
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