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Staff Directory

Executive Management

Owner / Governor Tom Dundon
President and General Manager Don Waddell
Vice President and General Manager of PNC Arena Tom Embrey
Chief Financial Officer Shaun Nicholson
General Counsel Nigel Wheeler
Chief Marketing Officer Mike Forman

Hockey Operations

Assistant General Managers Eric Tulsky
Darren Yorke
Director of Hockey Operations Aaron Schwartz
Head Coach Rod Brind'Amour
Assistant Coach Jeff Daniels
Assistant Coach Tim Gleason
Goaltending Coach Paul Schonfelder

Video Coach

Chris Huffine
Forwards Development Sergei Samsonov
Defensemen Development Peter Harrold
Goaltender Development Coach Jason Muzzatti
Director of Pro Scouting Mark Craig
Amateur Scouts Bob Luccini
Don Elland
Daniel Eklund
Cody Nickolet
Eric Fink
Oleg Smirnov
Jokke Nevalainen
Rhys Jessop
Ian Meagher
Pro Scouts

David Burstyn
Ellen Etchingham
Trace Linton
John McNamara
Sidney Morin

Special Advisor to the General Manager Justin Williams
Senior Developer, Hockey Operations Kevin Kan
Data Scientist Margaret Cunniff
Compliance Assistant Earl Schwartz
Head Athletic Trainer Doug Bennett
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Bill Burniston
Assistant Athletic Trainer Matthew Aiello
Massage Therapist Mike Maresca
Nutritionist Kristin Pirigyi
Equipment Managers Bob Gorman
Jorge Alves
Nick Roy
Vice President of Communications and Team Services Mike Sundheim
Manager of Communications Mike Brown
Communications Coordinator David Piper
Hockey Operations Coordinator Zach Abdou
Chicago Wolves Head Coach Brock Sheahan
Chicago Wolves Assistant Coaches Patrick Dwyer
Bob Nardella

Team Physicians

Head Medical Physician Dr. Josh Bloom
Head Orthopedic Physicians Dr. Marty Isbell & Dr. Joe Barker
Team Dentists

Dr. Don Lane

Dr. Raleigh Wright 

Dr. Don Bailey

Team Eye Doctor And Ophthalmologist Dr. Dean Dornic
Team Oral Surgeon North Carolina Oral Surgery & Orthodontics
Emergency Physicians Raleigh Emergency Medicine Associates


Television Play-by-Play Mike Maniscalco
Television Analyst Tripp Tracy
In-Game Reporter / Host of Hurricanes Live Hanna Yates

Arena Operations

Vice President of Arena Marketing Crystal Pace
Vice President, Entertainment & Production Chris Greenley
Vice President of Facilities and Operations Alan Wobbleton
Vice President of Ticket Operations Joe Sousa
Sr. Director of Guest and Event Management Bobbie Pritchard
Director of Event Presentation Christine Williams
Director of Facilities Sean Sollace
Director of Parking & Traffic Rob Seltzer
Director of Operations Craig Stover
Director of Safety and Security Joey Doster
Senior Director of Ticket Operations Jaime Hester
Assistant Director of Operations Melvin Terrell
Assistant Director of Ticket Operations Chris Jovino
Guest & Event Experience Manager Michaela Ashworth
Booking Manager Nicole Miller
Changeover Manager Michael Lincoln
Event Manager Nick Turgeon
Facilities Manager Anthony Hodges
Marketing Manager Lindsey Hall
Production Manager John Matechak
Senior Ticket Office Manager Dana Masouras
Assistant Ticket Office Manager Charles Maestri
Ice Manager Jared Dupre
Entertainment Manager Sam Heinsohn
Entertainment Coordinator Leah Bellio
Mascot Coordinator Noah Petrarca
Ice Technician Matt Moorefield
Jr. Broadcast Engineer Noah Seidenberg

Community Relations / Fan Development

Director of Community Relations & Canes Foundation Lindsay Robertson
Director of Youth Hockey & Community Outreach Shane Willis
Community Events Manager Brian Turney
Community Relations Coordinators

Rachel Santucci

Jaclyn Ferraro

Youth & Amateur Hockey Specialist Thomas Whitmeyer-Weathers
Girl's & Women's Hockey Specialist Sarah Antonelli

Corporate Sales

Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Jim Ballweg
Corporate Sales Executive Ryan Martin
Doug Dickman
Victor Mariano
Joe Kaspar
Senior Manager of Corporate Partnership Services Morgan Weber
Media Advertising Coordinator Savannah Ford
Partnership Service & Activation Coordinator Drew Pescaro


Controller Justin Marcarelli
Accounts Payable Michael Arrington
Cash Manager & Accounts Receivable Patty Hilliard
Senior Accounting Specialist Temika Smith-Harris
Arena Accountant Jimmy Gaffney
Vice President of Human Resources Keitha Stanley
Payroll Administrator Emily Grieb

Food and Beverage

Vice President of Food & Beverage Steve Gorham
Director of Concessions Jim O'Brien
Concessions Manager Jamie Palmer
Concessions Manager James Raynor
Assistant Concessions Manager Cindy Medlin
Concessions Supervisor Jake Eccles
Executive Chef Dennis Atkinson
Executive Sous Chef Pete Aiello
Sous Chef Kevin Heintz
Banquet Chef Ed Hood
Chef De Partie Joseph Magenheimer
Director of Premium Catering Nate Webb
Catering Manager Jessica Lane
Commissary Supervisor Matthew Kraft
Commissary Manager James McClees
Manager of Suites Food and Beverage Anthony Barbalace
Director of Food and Beverage Finance Shannon Hignite
Restaurant Manager Chuck Rose
Club Manager Brooke Crompton
Pastry Chef Chris Dell'Anno
Garde Chef Manager Antonio Cozart
Catering Admin Coordinator Olivia Wilder

Information Technology & Business Analytics

Chief Information Officer Glenn Johnson
Vice President of IT Services Myatt Williams
Director of Business Strategy and Analytics Chris Paolini
Manager, Data Ops & Business Analytics Vincent Lorenz
Business Intelligence Analyst Karilyn Brown
Systems Administrator

Sam Mussen

Help Desk / Event Support

Dalton Schreffler

In-Game Personalities

PA Announcer Wade Minter
DJ Marcus Ward
Ice Hog Stormy


Vice President, Marketing & Brand Strategy Dan LaTorraca
Senior Director, Creative Services Cato Cataldo
Senior Director, Marketing Matt Sutor
Senior Project Manager, Creative Services Lauren Baxter
Senior Manager, Design Ashley Mason
Senior Manager, Video Greg Fallon
Graphic Designer

Jack Ridenour
Allie Ochotorena

Brand & Advertising Strategist Alex Brody
Social Media Strategist Mackenzie Friedman
Editorial Content Producer & Team Reporter Walt Ruff
Digital Media Manager Jess Charlton
Video Producers

Alec Catanzarite
Devon Gerena

Motion Graphic Designer Nathanael Wilson
Team Photographer Josh Lavallee


Director of Merchandise Bethany Davis
Senior Manager of Merchandise Amy Peterson
Merchandise Distribution Coordinator Shawn Mancour
Mail & Distribution Coordinator Carie Hamilton

Ticket Sales

Vice President of Ticket Sales Sara Daniel
Vice President, Business Development and Premium Sales Tom Peluso
Vice President, Client Retention and Group Sales Ryan Erdman
Vice President, Premium Services Jonathan Kramer
Senior Manager, Inside Sales Derek Allan
Senior Manager, Premium Services Allyson Buckmeier
Manager, Premium Sales Anthony Marino
Senior Account Executive, Group Event & Suite Sales Paul Friedlander
Premium Services Coordinator Kristin Savard
Client Service & Retention Representatives

Grayson Butler

Natalie Diable

Alex Hank

Ian Hampson

Catherine Heddinger

Erika Martin

PJ Morin

Cassie Pacanovsky

Stephen Pratt

Max Ward

Account Executives, Business Development

Jason Beaudry

Emily Casper

Bo Farley

Emile Hartman

Megan Hussey

Account Executives, Group Event & Suite Sales

Molly Capalbo

Samantha Creech

Scott Morgan

Mack Stewart

Membership Sales & Service Coordinator Hannah Cushing