Rob Scichili (shick–lee) serves as Vice President of Consulting and Content and is a sports communication veteran. Scichili collaborated closely with New York Islanders ownership to consult on a variety of public facing issues and, most recently, he helped develop the rollout plan for the team’s new home, the $1.5 billion UBS Arena, located in Belmont, New York.
He also heads TFPR consulting work with the College Football Playoff Foundation and oversees content needs for a variety of clients – from generating newsletters for the CFP Foundation and Bowl Season to producing the annual College Football Playoff National Championship game program.
Scichili has worked in sports PR for over 31 years, cultivating from experience in the NHL, NBA, MLB, PGA Tour, tennis, cycling, college football and college basketball. After 17 seasons with the NHL, Scichili’s media relations departments were recognized three times (twice with the Anaheim Ducks and once with the Dallas Stars) with the NHL’s Dick Dillman Award as top media department in the league. On six occasions, media guides he wrote and edited were recognized as best in the NHL.
Scichili spent 10 years overseeing the communications department of the Dallas Stars, establishing himself as a key member of the Stars’ creative team in all areas of promotion, public relations, marketing, and game entertainment. Scichili helped launch the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim under the umbrella of The Walt Disney Company, joining the expansion team in 1993.
A Dallas native, Scichili began his career with the Dallas Mavericks in 1990 before joining the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1992. He’s also teamed with MLB.com as a marketing producer and writer and served as director of communications for the Byron Nelson Classic.
A former board member of the Dallas Stars Foundation, Scichili currently serves on the board of directors of the Mike Modano Foundation. He was recently appointed as a selection committee member of the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame.
Scichili is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.