Senior Vice President of Land Use & Public Policy
Tom Corsillo began his professional career at Marino in 2005, and has since led and supported media and community relations campaigns for some of New York's most high-profile organizations, economic development projects and nonprofits. In 2010, he helped open Luna Park, New York City's first new amusement park in more than four decades, and spearheaded national and international media relations efforts promoting the resurgence of Coney Island. A Bronx native, he led the strategic communications campaign that in 2013 was central to securing City Council approval for a proposal to transform the borough's historic Kingsbridge Armory into the largest ice sports facility in the world: the Kingsbridge National Ice Center.
Today, Tom leads Marino’s acclaimed land use practice, which is advancing major economic development initiatives across the Tri-State area. Tom has developed and executed campaigns in support of some of New York’s most consequential development projects, winning approval for billions of dollars in economic development. His most notable successes include Starwood Capital’s rezoning of the 15-acre former United Hospital campus in Port Chester and a proposal to transform the Bronx’s historic Kingsbridge Armory into the largest ice sports facility in the world. Most recently, he led a campaign on behalf of the Rabsky Group that successfully guided the rezoning of the former Pfizer site in Williamsburg through one of the most contentious land use battles in the city’s history. Tom currently is a senior advisor to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and is leading campaigns across the city on behalf of organizations including New York City Pharmacists Society and The Olnick Organization.
Tom also has been instrumental in building Marino’s nonprofit practice, through his work on behalf of prestigious organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation and DKMS (formerly Delete Blood Cancer).
In addition to his work in traditional public relations, Tom has written speeches for former New York Yankees Captain Derek Jeter, New York Rangers legend Mark Messier, Olympic champion figure skater Sarah Hughes and Emmy award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien. In 2011, he helped Morton's the Steakhouse strike social media gold when a response to a fan's tweet went viral and was featured on ABC World News Tonight as one of the top ten Twitter stories of the year.
Tom lives in Port Chester, New York, with his wife, Katherine, and their two sons, Nicholas and Jonathan.