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Staff Directory

Executive Management

Owner / Governor Tom Dundon
Owner / Alternate Governor Peter Karmanos Jr.
President and General Manager Don Waddell
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Vanderbilt
Executive Vice President / General Manager, PNC Arena Davin Olsen
General Counsel Nigel Wheeler

Hockey Operations

Head Coach Rod Brind'Amour
Assistant Coach Jeff Daniels
Dean Chynoweth
Goaltending Coach Jason Muzzatti
Minor-League Goalie Consultant Paul Schonfelder
Video Coach Chris Huffine
Defensemen Development Tim Gleason
Forwards Development Sergei Samsonov
Skills Development Peter Harrold
Director of Player Personnel Darren Yorke
Amateur Scouts Bob Luccini
Don Elland
Rob Beatty
Daniel Eklund
Joby Messier
Ville Virta
Cody Nickolet
Eric Fink
Oleg Smirnov
Pro Scouts Mark Craig
Grant Sonier
Morey Gare
David Burstyn
John McNamara
Bobby Jay
Video Scout/Coach Trace Linton
Vice President of Hockey Management and Strategy Eric Tulsky
Developer, Hockey Operations Kevin Kan
Data Engineer Matt Walter
Data Scientist Margaret Cunniff
Head Athletic Trainer Doug Bennett
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Bill Burniston
Massage Therapist Mike Maresca
Nutritionist Kristin Pirigyi
Equipment Managers Skip Cunningham
Bob Gorman
Jorge Alves
Vice President of Communications and Team Services Mike Sundheim
Director of Communications and Team Services Pace Sagester
Communications and Hockey Operations Coordinator Mike Brown
Executive Assistant to the President & GM Shannon Halterman
Chicago Wolves Head Coach Ryan Warsofsky
Chicago Wolves Assistant Coaches Patrick Dwyer
Bob Nardella
Chicago Wolves Video Coach Noah Segall
Chicago Wolves Head Athletic Trainer Matthew Aiello
Chicago Wolves Strength & Conditioning Coach Ryan Wysocki

Team Physicians

Head Medical Physician Dr. Josh Bloom
Head Orthopedic Physicians Dr. Marty Isbell & Dr. Joe Barker
Team Dentists Dr. Tom Long
Dr. James Smith
Team Eye Doctor And Ophthalmologist Dr. Dean Dornic
Team Oral Surgeon Dr. Kevin Neshat
Emergency Physicians Raleigh Emergency Medicine Associates


Television Analyst Tripp Tracy
Television Reporter / Web Host Mike Maniscalco

Arena Operations

Vice President of Guest Relations, PNC Arena Larry Perkins
Senior Director of Arena Programming and Marketing Crystal Pace
Booking Coordinator Nicole Miller
Marketing Coordinator Kimberly Jenkins
Director of Safety and Security Joey Doster
Director of Guest and Event Management Bobbie Nichols
Director of Production Rob Douglas
Marketing Manager Lindsey Hall
Manager of Production Kim Griggs
Office Assistant Janet Davis
Senior Director of Facilities and Operations Alan Wobbleton
Director of Operations Craig Stover
Assistant Director of Operations Melvin Terrell
Changeover Manager Alan Sykes
Director of Facilities Sean Sollace
Facilities Systems Supervisor Anthony Hodges
Vice President of Ticket Operations Joe Sousa
Arena Box Office Manager Dana Dudley
Senior Hockey Ticket Operations Manager Chris Jovino
Director of Hockey Ticket Operations Jaime Hester
Ice Technician Jared Dupre

Community Relations / Fan Development

Vice President of Community Outreach / Executive Director of the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation Jon Chase
Assistant Director, Carolina Hurricanes Foundation Lindsay Robertson
Community Relations Coordinator Laura Fazzina
Manager of Youth and Amateur Hockey Shane Willis
Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator Emile Hartman
Girls & Women's Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator Alyssa Gagliardi
Mascot Coordinator Brittany Egan
Manager of Promotions and Fan Development Jonathan Boggs
Promotions and Fan Development Specialist Jamie Walton
Promotions and Fan Development Events Specialist Karen Vanderford
Community Programs Specialist Deven Bhardwaj

Corporate Sales

Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Jim Ballweg
Senior Corporate Sales Executive Johnny Gill
Corporate Sales Executives Doug Dickman
Ryan Martin
Senior Manager of Corporate Partnership Services Marie Bobalik
Corporate Partnership Services Coordinator Taylor Robinson
Media Advertising Coordinator Allison Weatherspoon


Vice President/Controller Shaun Nicholson
Accounts Payable Michael Arrington
Cash Manager & Accounts Receivable Patty Hilliard
Accounting Specialist Temika Smith-Harris
Associate Director of Human Resources Keitha Stanley
Payroll Manager Crystal Irby
HR/Payroll Coordinator Allison Duino
Accounting Manager Tracy Wood
Arena Accountant Justin Marcarelli
Assistant to the CFO Cris Folmar

Food and Beverage

Vice President of Food & Beverage Lori Holtz
Director of Concessions Rick Rhodes
Concessions Manager Jim O'Brien
Assistant Concessions Manager James Raynor
Concessions Administrative Coordinator Cindy Medlin
Commissary Manager Kevin Taylor
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 Hollie Hawkins
Catering Manager Reagan Jones
Commissary Supervisor Matthew Kraft
Assistant Catering Manager McKenzie Riley
Manager of Suites Food and Beverage Stephanie DeAngelis
Food and Beverage Finance Manager Shannon Hignite

Information Technology & Business Analytics

Vice President of IT and Business Analytics Glenn Johnson
Senior Director of IT Services Myatt Williams
Client/Server Technologist Larry Kelly
Help Desk Specialist Kyle Lawhorn
Business Intelligence Analyst Vincent Lorenz
Business Strategy & Data Analyst Christopher Mehfoud

In-Game Personalities

Announcer Wade Minter
In-Arena Host Abby Labar
DJ Marcus Ward
Ice Hog Stormy


Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy Mike Forman
Senior Director of CanesVision and In-Game Marketing Chris Greenley
Senior Director of Marketing Dan LaTorraca
Manager of Creative Services Lauren Baxter
Senior Editor. Michael Smith
Senior Graphic Designer Ashley Mason
Graphic Designer Aaron Dewey
Digital Media and Marketing Coordinator Nikki Stoudt
Email Marketing Specialist Logan Wheless
Social Media Manager Matt Sutor
Digital Content Producer Zack Brame
Entertainment Manager Hannah Taylor
Manager of Video Production Christine Williams
Producers, CanesVision Zac Miklusak
Rachael Silberman
Graphics Producer, CanesVision Brandon Lopes
Broadcast and Emerging Media Engineering Manager Brendon Rusch
Team Photographer Gregg Forwerck


Retail Operation Manager Rebecca Winebar
Digital Retail Coordinator Connor Keith
Retail Operation Supervisor Rose Bissette
Retail Coordinator Beth Scott

Ticket Sales

Vice President of Ticket Sales Sara Daniel
Senior Director of Business Development & Premium Sales Tom Peluso
Senior Director of Client Retention & Group Sales Ryan Erdman
Inside Sales Manager Derek Allan
Senior Director of Premium Services Jonathan Kramer
Premium Services Manager Allyson Buckmeier
Premium Services Coordinator Harry Fisher
Senior Account Executive, Premium Sales Anthony Marino
Senior Client Service & Retention Representatives Max Szilagyi
Greg Perna
Account Executives, Business Development Rob Terano
Megan Plahanski
Andy Petersmark
Kay Bergdolt
Nick Boles
Client Service & Retention Representatives Jen Ball
David Witkowski
PJ Morin
Caitlin O'Halloran
Alex Hank
Domenic Godshall
Abigayle Cox
Group Sales Manager Brian Kapusta
Senior Account Executive, Group Event & Suite Sales Christina Monterosso
Account Executives, Group Event & Suite Sales Paul Friedlander
Ashley Knowles
Erika Martin
Ticket Sales Coordinator Kelsey Dawson