Travis Tellitocci is in his ninth year as a member of the Marist Athletic department. His young professional career features a broad range of experience from working in professional sports, intercollegiate athletics and television. In his current role, Tellitocci oversees the Athletics Department's business operations, marketing, media relations, broadcasting, licensing, ticketing, club sports, intramurals and recreational activities.
Tellitocci was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs in August of 2013. In his five years as Associate Athletics Director, Tellitocci led several initiatives that significantly impacted Marist’s 23 NCAA Division I athletic teams. Tellitocci 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. He restructured the fundraising arm of the athletic department, the Red Fox Club, producing the most revenue in the Club's 30-year history. 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. On the marketing side, 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.
If an effort to expand the Marist Athletics Department’s video operations, game day presentation and mobile presence, Tellitocci oversaw a significant digital media implementation at the College. He created the "Red Fox Network” which serves as the Marist Athletic department’s live and on-demand video network. Tellitocci led a major facility enhancement with the installation of two high definition video boards and a control room in McCann Arena. He spearheaded the launch of the department’s mobile app and implemented an innovative mobile ticketing platform. The culmination of the department’s digital initiatives resulted in the Red Fox Network’s first live HD broadcast on ESPN3. Tellitocci served as the executive producer and director for the broadcast.
In addition to expanding the department’s digital capabilities, Tellitocci is best known 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.
This past year, Tellitocci was recognized by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce as a Forty Under 40 honoree. The Shaker Award is bestowed upon top movers and shakers in the region who demonstrate excellence in the workplace and make valuable contributions throughout the community.
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 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.
Tellitocci joined the Marist Athletics Department after working as the Associate Producer for Scoreboard and Entertainment at the New York Mets. 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). At the conference level, he has served on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's (MAAC) women's basketball committee, men's and women's tennis committee and is currently a member of the MAAC men's and women's rowing committee. He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA). Tellitocci has served as a committee member for Marist’s College's Middle States Accreditation Self Study and NCAA Certification Self-Study. He currently serves on the College’s Marketing Communications Committee and Dining Advisory Committee.
Tellitocci, a 2004 graduate of Marist College, holds a bachelor's degree in communication with a minor in writing. He earned his Master’s degree in integrated marketing and communication from Marist College.
A Benwood, W.Va. native, Travis is married to Bobbi Sue Gibbons, who serves as the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship at Marist College. Travis and Bobbi Sue reside in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with their son Tyler.