With over 25 years of experience working at senior level marketing positions in media organizations and advertising agencies, Oscar Chilabato's expertise includes strategy development using integrated marketing communications including public relations, advertising and sales promotion strategies for major national chain stores as well as regional department store chains. He also has a strong background in research and account planning and has worked with creative groups in the development of major communications campaigns. Chilabato is faculty advisor to the JWU AdClub, which is a member of the American Advertising Federation and the driving force behind the university's Ad Team. Each year, JWU's Ad Team submits case proposals in the national student advertising competition and has consistently competed for top district honors, winning three out of the last six years and placing 3rd in the 2011 the national competition. Each year Chilabato leads a group of advertising majors to Stockholm, Sweden where they study and work with students from other countries at the Bergh’s School of Communication. They get a chance to work for real world clients such as IKEA, Carlsberg, Electrolux and others.
Chilabato has received numerous industry and academic awards including JWU's Teacher of the Year Award from the College of Business and the Faculty Recognition Award from the Parents Association. He has served on the board of the Newport County YMCA as well as the PATH Committee – SBA – Newport County. He is also a volunteer with the Portsmouth Youth Basketball League.