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Staff Directory

Executive Management

Chief Executive Officer / Owner / Governor Peter Karmanos Jr.
President Don Waddell
Chief Financial Officer Dennis Moore
Executive Vice President / General Manager Ron Francis
Executive Vice President / General Manager, PNC Arena Davin Olsen

Hockey Operations

Assistant General Manager / Director of Hockey Operations Mike Vellucci
Assistant General Managers Ricky Olczyk
Brian Tatum
Head Coach Bill Peters
Assistant Coaches Rod Brind'Amour
Steve Smith
Goaltending Coach David Marcoux
Goaltending Consultant Curtis Joseph
Video Coach Chris Huffine
Director of Defensemen Development Glen Wesley
Director of Forwards Development Cory Stillman
Assistant to the General Manager / Video Scout Darren Yorke
Hockey Analyst Eric Tulsky
Head Athletic Trainer / Strength & Conditioning Coach Peter Friesen
Assistant Athletic Trainer Doug Bennett
Assistant Strength And Conditioning Coach / Fascial Stretch Therapist Bill Burniston
Equipment Managers Skip Cunningham
Bob Gorman
Jorge Alves
Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald
Amateur Scouts Sheldon Ferguson
Robert Kron
Bob Luccini
Bert Marshall
Don Elland
Rob Beatty
Mike Dawson
Ron Ferguson
Pro Scout / Advisor Joe Nieuwendyk
Pro Scouts Dave Hunter
Jeff Daniels
Mark Craig
Ray Whitney
Sergei Samsonov
Vice President of Communications and Team Services Mike Sundheim
Senior Director of Communications and Team Services Kyle Hanlin
Hockey Operations Coordinator Beth Carter
Charlotte Checkers Head Coach / General Manager Ulf Samuelsson
Charlotte Checkers Assistant Coach Peter Andersson
Video Coach, Charlotte Checkers Myles Fee
Head Athletic Trainer, Charlotte Checkers Brian Maddox
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Charlotte Checkers Bryn-Marc Conaway
Equipment Managers, Charlotte Checkers Steve Latin
Donny White

Team Physicians

Head Medical Physician Dr. Josh Bloom
Head Orthopedic Physician Dr. Marty Isbell
Team Dentists Dr. Tom Long
Dr. Gabriel Rich
Team Eye Doctor And Ophthalmologist Dr. Dean Dornic
Team Optometrist Dr. Susan L. Durham
Team Oral Surgeon Dr. Kevin Neshat


Television Play-by-Play John Forslund
Television Analyst Tripp Tracy
Radio Play-by-Play Chuck Kaiton
Television Reporter / Web Host Mike Maniscalco

Arena Operations

Vice President of Guest Relations, PNC Arena Larry Perkins
Director of Arena Marketing Crystal Pace
Executive Assistant Sarah Woo
Customer Care Coordinator  
Director of Safety and Security Clinton Peterson
Director of Parking and Traffic Jared Wright
Director of Event and Guest Services Bobbie Nichols
Senior Director of Premium Sales Jack Brockman
Director of Premium Services Jonathan Kramer
Senior Premium Services Coordinator Alan Foushee
Premium Services Coordinator Allyson Buckmeier
Director of Production Rob Douglas
Marketing Coordinator Lindsey Hall
Production Manager Alfred Fought
Production / Event Coordinator Kim Chandler
Arena Office Manager Hilman Huskey
Receptionist Janet Davis
Senior Director of Facilities and Operations Alan Wobbleton
Director of Operations Craig Stover
Operations Manager Melvin Terrell
Operations Supervisor Alan Sykes
Facilities Systems Manager Sean Sollace
Vice President of Ticket Operations Bill Nowicki
Director of Arena Box Office Joe Sousa
Arena Box Office Manager Erin Latore
Assistant Ticket Operations Manager Chris Jovino
Ticket Operations Representative Ray Hall
Ticket Operations Supervisor Erica Tillman
Ice Technician Jared Dupre

Corporate Sales

Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Jim Ballweg
Manager of Corporate Partnerships Justin Buck
Senior Corporate Sales Executive Johnny Gill
Corporate Sales Executives Lane Cody
Doug Dickman
Ryan Martin
Senior Manager of Corporate Partnership Services Marie Bobalik
Corporate Partnership Services Coordinator Taylor Link


Senior Vice President/General Counsel William Traurig
Director of Finance Shaun Nicholson
Accounts Payable Michael Arrington
Cash Manager & Accounts Receivable Patty Hilliard
Accounting Specialist Temika Smith-Harris
Human Resource Manager Keitha Stanley
Payroll Administrator Crystal DeDitius
Senior Accountant Hilary Taylor
Assistant to the CFO Cris Folmer

Food and Beverage

Vice President of VAB Catering Chris Diamond
Director of Concessions Rick Rhodes
Concessions Manager Jim O'Brien
Assistant Concessions Manager Barbara Couch
Concessions Administrative Coordinator Cindy Medlin
Manager of F&B Financials, In-Seat Services Lori Holtz
Commissary Manager Gary Berry
Executive Chef Michael Flood
Executive Sous Chef Dennis Atkinson
Sous Chef Kevin Heintz
Chef Garde Manger Lecan Huynh
Banquet Chef Pete Aiello
Chef De Partie Joseph Magenheimer
Suites Chef David Smith
Director of Catering Frankie McGee
Catering Manager Melissa Fulkerson
Commissary Supervisor Matthew Kraft
Assistant Catering Manager Courtney Tatum
Catering Administrative Coordinator Shannon Hignite
Manager of Suites Food and Beverage Hollie Hawkins
Suites Food and Beverage Assistant Manager  

Information Technology

Vice President of Information Technology Glenn Johnson
Director of IT Services Myatt Williams
Client/Server Technologist Larry Kelly
Java Developer Jacob Doiron

In-Game Personalities

Announcer Wade Minter
In-Arena Host Chris Edge
DJ Marcus Ward
Organist Larry Olsen
Ice Hog Stormy


Director of Marketing Mike Forman
Director of CanesVision and In-Game Marketing Chris Greenley
Director of Community Relations and Promotions Jon Chase
Manager of Creative Services Lauren Baxter
Digital and Social Marketing Manager Coop Elias
Senior Web Producer and Writer Michael Smith
Graphic Designers Kyle Fowlkes
Ashley Knappenberger
Marketing Coordinator Nikki Stoudt
Producers, CanesVision Christine Williams
Nathan Hess
Zac Miklusak
Graphics Producer, CanesVision April Caroselli
Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator Shane Willis
Mascot Coordinator George Brown
Promotions and Fan Development Coordinator Jonathan Boggs
Community Relations Coordinator / KNCF Grant & Event Specialist Gabby Pinto
Community Relations Coordinator Laura Fazzina
Team Photographer Gregg Forwerck


Director of Merchandise James Blitch

Ticket Sales

Vice President of Ticket Sales Sara Daniel
Director of Ticket Sales Ron Hecht
Director of Client Retention & Group Sales Ryan Erdman
CRM/Database Manager Jenna Jones
Inside Sales Manager Dennis Fryer
Account Executives: Business Development Derek Allen
Tim Campbell
Dean Lucero
Jimmy Naughton
Anthony Marino
Tyler Wallace
Senior Client Relations Representative Greg Perna
Client Relations Representatives Joe Welch
Max Szilagyi
Michael Musialowski
Christina Coleman
Hurricanes Group Sales Manager Brian Kapusta
PNC Arena Group Sales Manager Brian Slais
Group Sales Representatives Paul Friedlander
Christina Monterosso
Ticket Sales Assistant Karen Prince