Steelers PR staff wins Rozelle Award
The Steelers public relations staff Friday was selected as the 2015 Pete Rozelle Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.
The Rozelle Award is given to the NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.
The Steelers' PR department is led by Burt Lauten (communications coordinator), assisted by Dominick Rinelli (public relations/media manager) and Ryan Scarpino (public relations assistant). The department was also assisted by media relations intern Christian Edwards, who is now with the Indianapolis Colts.
Lauten was hired by the Steelers in 2005 as the team's public relations/media manager before getting promoted to his current position in 2011. Rinelli joined the staff from Buffalo last year and Scarpino has been with the organization since 2010, first as an intern before joining the staff full time in 2012.
It marks the second time the Steelers have won the award in its 26-year history (1991).
— Mark Kaboly