Meet the 2008 Speakers: Rob Zarrilli
Rob Zarrilli was named Dean of Faculty of The Leadership Institute (TLI) at the start of this program.

Following his graduation in 1979, Zarrilli started his publishing career with two major text book publishers. After a short entrepreneurial stint when he started his own business, he relocated to Florida in 1992 and joined The Flyer in Tampa as a commercial telemarketing manager. In 1996 he was promoted to vice president of sales in Pinellas County. Later he was named the vice president of training and recruiting. Recently, after leaving The Flyer for a short period, he was named the vice president of sales for (renamed) Harte-Hanks' operations in Florida. He is stationed in Tampa.

As a motivator and trainer, Zarrilli is excited about having established the top training program for sales and leadership in the free paper industry.

"The future of the free paper industry will only be as strong as our leadership, and the future is now. We must identify, develop, nurture and guide the leaders of tomorrow so our industry can continue to flourish in the ever-changing business environment," he said.

A graduate of St. John's University, Zarrilli has many sales achievements and honors to his credit.

Zarrilli is an avid sports fan. He and wife, Gerry Lynn, have three children. Heather is a social worker at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.; Sara is a registered nurse in Craigsville, Va.; and Rob Jr. is a student at Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y., where he made all conference honors as a place kicker.

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