Travis Tellitocci, a 2004 Marist graduate, is in his eighth year as a member of the Marist Athletics department, and was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs in August of 2013. In his current role, Tellitocci is responsible for the oversight of the Athletics Department's business operations, marketing, media relations, broadcasting, licensing, ticketing, club sports, intramurals and recreation.
In his five years as Associate Athletics Director, Tellitocci transformed the athletic department's financial operations through the development and management of the department's budget and integration to the Banner financial system. He played an integral role in the design and project management of $25 million in completed capital projects, including a multi-sport stadium, basketball office and locker room complex and arena renovation. Tellitocci is best known on campus for successfully leading the College's rebranding efforts with the redesign of its athletic spirit marks and development of brand management guidelines. As part of the rebranding effort, Tellitocci negotiated and obtained a contract with Nike to serve as the department's exclusive outfitter. His rebranding efforts have led to the highest licensing revenue in the College's history. In 2011, Tellitocci restructured the fundraising arm of the athletic department, the Red Fox Booster Club, producing the most revenue in the Club's 30-year history.
On the marketing side, Tellitocci led the redesign of the department's website in addition to creating the "Red Fox Network" for video streaming, highlights and interviews. In 2010, the Marist Athletics Department was nationally recognized by the NCAA as the 2010-11 national champion of the women's basketball "Pack the House" marketing initiative from 179 participating institutions.
In his two years as Assistant AD for External Affairs, Tellitocci led the external operations of the department including fundraising, marketing, media relations and alumni affairs. Tellitocci was responsible for a number of significant accomplishments within the department. He established ticket revenue and attendance records in multiple sports. The Red Fox Booster Club attained the highest membership total in its 30-year history. Tellitocci acquired and managed all corporate sponsorships resulting in a 47% increase in revenue in addition to signing Verizon Wireless and JetBlue Airways as national corporate partners. He also oversaw the re-launch of Marist's official athletics web site, GoRedFoxes.com. Online merchandise sales increased by more than 250% with the improvement of the website's online store.
In 2008, Tellitocci was instrumental in helping the College record the first sellout in the history of its women's basketball program. Marist was chosen as the conference's first NCAA "Pack the House" challenge champion and was one of only six schools in the country to sell out its "Pack the House" game.
Prior to his return to Marist, Tellitocci worked for the New York Mets for two years as Associate Producer for Scoreboard and Entertainment. In his role with the Mets, Tellitocci directed the pre-game presentation on the field at Shea Stadium for all Mets home games. Tellitocci acquired and supervised the pre-game entertainment, National Anthem singers, color guards, military flyovers and first pitch participants. He also created and executed the game-day script and timeline. In addition to his responsibilities on the field, Tellitocci was responsible for content and the operation of Shea Stadium's 11 LED video displays. He developed, produced and edited in-game features for Shea Stadium's video board. Tellitocci also participated in the development and implementation of the organization's comprehensive marketing campaign.
While with the Mets, Tellitocci also worked for two New York City television networks. He served as the Coordinating Producer for FOX Sports New York and MSG Network's nationally syndicated TV show "Halls of Fame" and Associate Producer of "Mets Classics" for SportsNet New York (SNY). He wrote, researched, produced graphics and oversaw content for both shows. He also interviewed former Mets players and coaches for segments to support classic games in Mets history.
On the national level, Tellitocci serves as a conference representative for the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA). He has served as a committee member for Marist’s College's Middle States Accreditation Self Study and NCAA Certification Self-Study. Tellitocci currently serves on the College’s Marketing Communications Committee and Dining Advisory Committee. At the conference level, he has served on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's (MAAC) Women's Basketball Committee and is currently a member of the MAAC Men's and Women's Tennis Committee. He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA).
Tellitocci is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Marist with an expected degree completion in spring 2014.
A Benwood, W.Va. native, Travis and his wife Bobbi Sue, also a 2004 Marist graduate, reside in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.