Sport Management Advisory Board - Tom Chiappetta
Tom Chiappetta, a Stamford, CT native and Norwalk resident, has an extensive sports and media background. For 5 ½ years he was the National Director, Media Relations for FSN, the Fox Sports cable television network. He has more than 10 years experience working in the sports and entertainment TV business. In his nearly 30-year career in media, he has accumulated vast local and national industry contacts through his public relations, marketing, and promotion positions. He also was a sportswriter in Bridgeport for more than 10 years.
He has been involved in various capacities in a wide range of events, including the
Super Bowl, MLB World Series and All-Star Games, PGA tour events, world championship
boxing events, a Rolling Stones TV concert and WrestleMania.
As president of the Sports Commission, Chiappetta played an active role in many local events the Commission has supported, including the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament and the Nutmeg State Games.
With the exception of the executive director position, the Fairfield County Sports Commission is an all-volunteer, non-profit, organization, and acts as a one-stop resource for the area’s sports community. The Commission’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Fairfield County through the compelling medium of sports, while also creating and supporting educational programs to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle for children and youth organizations. In addition, the Commission serves as a vehicle to recruit top quality events to the area and to support and grow existing ones.