Sandy Sullivan worked for Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers and dated the “Golden Boy” Paul Hornung.
She also ran for secretary of state in Wisconsin in 2006 — an experience she’d rather forget.
Sullivan also self-published a book titled, “Green Bay Love Stories and Other Affairs.”
She chronicled her adventures last week Monday during a humor-filled, 40-minute presentation to the Ripon Rotary Club.
Her journey began while working the phones at a Milwaukee modeling agency prior to the 1961 NFL season.
“I went to work for this lady and I was there maybe two or three months, when I got a call from Tom Miller [assistant general manager of the Green Bay Packers]; that didn’t mean a thing to me,” Sullivan recalled.
Miller told her he needed someone to staff a Packer booth at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [Sports Show].
Sullivan got the job after another applicant backed out.
Once at the sports show, she became nervous as a man approached. He introduced himself as Vince Lombardi — but the name meant little at first to the aspiring model.
Then she realized who he was.