Director of Broadcasting and Corporate Servicing
TJ Chillot is a broadcasting/media relations specialist with a mountain of sales experience focused on customer service.
Before arriving in the Queen City, TJ worked for three seasons with the NAHL’s Austin (MN) Bruins where he performed a number of duties including marketing, ticketing, game night operations, graphic design and media, social media and was the team’s play-by-play broadcaster for all home and road games. In 2019-20, TJ was selected by his peers to represent the NAHL at the annual Top Prospects Tournament.
Previous to his time in Minnesota, TJ spent a season at the professional level with the Mississippi RiverKings of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2017-18. In his lone year with the RiverKings, TJ performed duties such as community development, marketing, and broadcasting. The latter for which was awarded the SPHL Broadcaster of the Year Award.
TJ’s early career consisted of working in automotive retail for seven years where he rose to the position of Business development manager with the responsibility of leading a team of 10-15 customer service reps assisting customers on both the sales and service side of the dealership. In addition, TJ began his hockey broadcasting career with an internship with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League and also worked at his local ESPN Radio Affiliate in Eastern Pennsylvania. As an intern with Lehigh Valley, TJ was honored to have served on staff during the 2016-17 AHL All-Star Game. At the same time, while with ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley, he produced, hosted and co-hosted sports talk radio shows, and assisted on broadcasts for Division I athletics (Lehigh University) and MiLB (Lehigh Valley Ironpigs).
Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, TJ currently resides in Charlotte. His hobbies include going to concerts, sporting events, and relaxing pool-side.
|College and major||Penn State University - Digital Journalism and Media|
|Favorite sports team||Charlotte Checkers and Philadelphia Eagles|
|Random fact about yourself||I have incredibly nice handwriting and I still send hand-written thank you cards.|
|Favorite dessert||Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches or frozen Reese's cups|
|Best thing about your job||I get to bring the game to thousands of fans on a nightly basis|
|Hobbies||Anything music related (concerts, open mic nights, etc.)|
|One place you've always wanted to visit||Paris, France|
|Last place you went on vacation||Pennsylvania to visit family and friends|
|Ranch or blue cheese?||Depends entirely on the food or sauce on the wings (Usually blue cheese though)|
|Favorite pizza topping||Ham and pineapple|
|Pets||None at the time|
|Favorite Checkers memory||The first time visiting Charlotte and getting a tour of the arena and offices|
|Previous Jobs||Car salesman, Business Development Manager, Radio Producer, Sports Talk Host|
|Community Initiative||Together We Rise|