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ISA Headquarter Staff
  • Robert Fasulo

    Executive Director

      As Executive Director, Robert Fasulo is responsible for the strategic leadership, financial stewardship, and operational management of the ISA, with a special focus on delivering surfing’s debut as an Olympic sport. In this role, he continues to be the lead executive for the sport’s Olympic strategy and place in the program of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and beyond.

      Fasulo is a global strategist with over 30 years of cross-cultural management and communications experience in Olympic and world sport.  A multi-lingual internationalist with extensive experience in delivering complex events as well as communications, public relations, and marketing strategies, Fasulo brings a unique blend of creative and entrepreneurial skills to the management of the ISA.

      He was appointed to the ISA position following his decisive role as a senior advisor to the ISA over five years in their successful campaign to include surfing in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

      Prior to the ISA, Fasulo ran his own consulting agency, Robert Fasulo international (RFi) where he provided high-level, strategic consulting and business development services to major corporations, sports marketing and media agencies, national and international sports organizations and international sport properties.

      Prior to launching RFi, Fasulo served in several key Olympic leadership roles including Chief of Staff at World Athletics (formerly IAAF), Director of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and Chief of International Relations at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC).

      As ASOIF Director, Fasulo also served on the IOC Coordination Commissions in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 as well as the IOC Olympic Program Commission.  As (IAAF) Chief of Staff, Fasulo was also appointed Secretary General of the International Athletic Foundation, the Monaco-based charitable arm of World Athletics, where he was responsible for managing a US$20 million endowment as well as developing grant criteria, donation guidelines, financial policy, project monitoring and athlete award programs.

      Fasulo attended the University of Portland, Oregon where he was a scholarship member of the track & field team and graduated cum laude in 1986 with a BA in communications.  Following a 1,700-mile cycling tour though Europe in the summer of 1987, Fasulo lived in Rome, Italy for 13 years and subsequently Lausanne, Switzerland for six years.

      Fluent in four languages – English, Italian, French and Spanish – Fasulo has traveled to 70 countries and 150 cities.  He currently resides in Newport Beach, California with his wife, Peta, and two children, Micaela and Luca.

  • Tyler Best

    Event Operations Coordinator

      Graduating with honors from the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University, Tyler went on to work in the Broadcasting sector for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Birmingham 2022 World Games. These events are where Tyler became passionate about sharing the “celebration of sports” to fans around the world.

      With the ISA, Tyler looks to continue his work in supporting high-level competition, while creating a community that has the same values of peace, sustainability, and respect.

      His fluency in Japanese and time working for international sports events has enabled him to travel the world and meet new people. Some of the activities he enjoys while on the road are backpacking, spikeball, disc golf, devouring new cuisine, and of course… surfing.

  • Gil Burciard

    Administration and Governance Coordinator

      Internationally raised, Gil Burciard, developed a passion for understanding the complexities of different societies and cultures. This journey laid the foundation for his commitment to cultivating respect, understanding, and collaboration on a global scale, aligning perfectly with the ISA’s mission.

      Gil earned his LLM in International Law from the University of Westminster, London, and advocates for human rights and ethics. Currently serving as the Administration & Governance Coordinator, Gil merges legal acumen with a dedication to fostering inclusive and effective governance practices at the ISA.

      With a passion for languages, Gil is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian – and has a working knowledge of German. Committed to bridging cultural divides, he believes in the transformative power of sports, particularly surfing, as a vehicle to promote unity.

  • Megan Burns

    Director of Sport and Athlete Relations

      Megan joined the ISA in 2013 and comes from an extensive background growing up in the surf industry. Megan is an avid traveler, surfer, and is passionate about cooking, design, photography, and nutrition.

      As the Director of Sport and Athlete Relations, Megan’s mission is to build, implement and deliver a strategy for the ISA related to Sport functional areas and Athlete Relations including: athlete representation and support program advancement; communications and outreach; gender equality initiatives;  Athlete Commission and Medical Commission leadership; management of the ISA Scholarship Program, and coordination on key issues with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and relevant Stakeholders to ensure that athletes’ voices are being represented in the Olympic Movement.

      She also oversees the ISA Anti-Doping Program in coordination with the International Testing Agency (ITA) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

  • Hannah Caskey

    Membership and Development Coordinator

      Born and raised in Southern California, Hannah Caskey developed a passion for all things ocean at a young age. This passion inspired her to join the ISA team in 2022. Hannah graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Minors in Marine Sciences and Business.

      She strives to “create a better world through surfing” by growing the sport globally and educating its participants about sustainable practices. In her free time, Hannah enjoys surfing, snowboarding, camping, playing water polo, and listening to music.

      As the ISA Membership and Development Coordinator, Hannah will work with ISA members and partners to contribute towards the ISA’s mission.

  • Federico Ferroni

    Marketing and Media Director

      Born in Argentina and has also lived in California, Chile and Costa Rica, has more than 15 years of experience working in the sports marketing industry. Beginning with a passion for surfing and sustainability, Ferroni went on to study sports marketing at university and started his professional career at IMG Latin America.

      He then joined Nike South America in 2010 and supported the brand’s successful launch of its Action Sports division. In 2012, Ferroni was appointed LATAM Marketing Manager for Vans to enhance the brand’s profile across the region and increase the company’s direct-to-consumer business. After his time at Vans, and since 2018 Ferroni has been working as an independent marketing consultant.

  • Alex Reynolds

    Director of Membership and Development

      Alex Reynolds joined the ISA in September 2014 after spending two years in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa working for Christian Surfers Africa as the Africa Correspondent. During his time in South Africa, Alex realized the potential for surfing to positively impact people’s lives, and it is this passion that gets him excited to work with the ISA and serve its mission to develop surfing across the globe.

      Alex, a passionate surfer who tries to spend as much time in the water as on land, studied Marketing and Communications at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He also has extensive experience working as a surf coach, serving in adaptive surfing programs, and working with Aleph Surf – an organization that uses surfing to mentor and teach life skills to disadvantaged youth. Through his experience Alex has witnessed firsthand how the stoke of surfing can touch the lives of surfers of all ages, abilities, and cultures around the world and he utilizes his experience and knowledge to serve the ISA Membership and Development partners.

  • Harrison Robbs

    Director of Event Operations

      Harrison Robbs joined the ISA in August 2013. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with honors, majoring in History. As Manager of Event Operations, Harrison coordinates the logistics of the ISA’s World Championships, as well as managing ISA merchandise, archives, and equipment.

      Harrison was born and raised in San Diego, California and is an extremely passionate surfer, who you can find surfing near the ISA Headquarters in La Jolla on any given swell. 

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