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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

Hockey Operations

Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Rick Dudley
Vice President of Hockey Operations Paul Krepelka
Assistant General Manager / Director of Hockey Operations / Charlotte Checkers Head Coach Mike Vellucci
Assistant General Manager Brian Tatum
Head Coach Rod Brind'Amour
Assistant Coach Jeff Daniels
Dean Chynoweth
Goaltending Coach  
Minor-League Goalie Consultant Paul Schonfelder
Video Coaches Chris Huffine
L.J. Scarpace
Defensemen Development Tim Gleason
Forwards Development Sergei Samsonov
Director of Player Personnel Darren Yorke
Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald
Head North American Scout Sheldon Ferguson
Head European Scout Robert Kron
Amateur Scouts Bob Luccini
Bert Marshall
Don Elland
Rob Beatty
Mike Dawson
Daniel Eklund
Joby Messier
Ville Virta
Pro Scout Mark Craig
Video Scouting Coordinator Trace Linton
Player Information/Video Coordinator Bob Teofilo
Vice President of Hockey Management and Strategy Eric Tulsky
Developer, Hockey Operations Kevin Kan
Data Engineer Matt Walters
Head Athletic Trainer Doug Bennett
Assistant Athletic Trainer Brian Maddox
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Bill Burniston
Massage Therapist Tristan Simmons
Equipment Managers Skip Cunningham
Bob Gorman
Jorge Alves
Vice President of Communications and Team Services Mike Sundheim
Manager of Communications and Team Services Pace Sagester
Communications and Hockey Operations Assistant Mike Brown
Charlotte Checkers Assistant Coach Ryan Warsofsky
Charlotte Checkers Assistant Coach / Video Myles Fee
Head Athletic Trainer, Charlotte Checkers Bryn-Marc Conaway
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Charlotte Checkers Ryan Wysocki
Equipment Managers, Charlotte Checkers Steve Latin
Donny White

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 Play-by-Play John Forslund
Television Analyst Tripp Tracy
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 Kimberly Jenkins
Director of Safety and Security Ryan Kiley
Director of Parking and Traffic Jared Wright
Director of Event and Guest Services Bobbie Nichols
Director of Production Rob Douglas
Marketing Coordinator Lindsey Hall
Production Manager Alfred Fought
Production / Event Coordinator Kim Griggs
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
Senior Director of Arena Box Office Joe Sousa
Arena Box Office Manager Dana Dudley
Assistant Ticket Operations Manager Chris Jovino
Ticket Operations Representative Ray Hall
Ticket Operations Supervisor Erica Tillman
Ice Technician Jared Dupre

Business Strategy & Analytics

Manager of Business Strategy & Analytics Jenna Jones
Business Intelligence Analyst Alston Meadows

Corporate Sales

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


Senior Vice President/General Counsel William Traurig
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
Senior Accountant Tracy Pyrak
Arena Accountant Justin Marcarelli
Assistant to the CFO Cris Folmar

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
Senior Director of Catering 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
Assistant Manager of Suites Food and Beverage Stephanie DeAngelis

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 Abby Labar
DJ Marcus Ward
Ice Hog Stormy


Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy Mike Forman
Vice President of Community Outreach / Executive Director of Carolina Hurricanes Foundation Jon Chase
Senior Director of CanesVision and In-Game Marketing Chris Greenley
Director of Digital Marketing Dan LaTorraca
Manager of Creative Services Lauren Baxter
Senior Web Producer and Writer Michael Smith
Graphic Designers Ashley Knappenberger
Aaron Dewey
Marketing Coordinator Nikki Stoudt
Social Media Coordinator Derrick Holt
Digital Content Producer Zack Brame
Manager of Video Production Christine Williams
Producers, CanesVision Zac Miklusak
Rachael Silberman
Motion Graphics Producer & Animator, CanesVision Garland Smith
Graphics Producer, CanesVision Brandon Lopes
Manager of Youth and Amateur Hockey Shane Willis
Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator Emile Hartman
Mascot Coordinator Brittany Egan
Promotions and Fan Development Coordinator Jonathan Boggs
Promotions and Fan Development Specialist Jamie Walton
Mobile Marketing Vehicle and Event Specialist Madison Clement
Carolina Hurricanes Foundation Grant and Event Specialist Lindsay Robertson
Community Relations Coordinator Laura Fazzina
Community Programs Specialist Deven Bhardwaj
Team Photographer Gregg Forwerck


Director of Merchandise James Blitch

Ticket Sales

Vice President of Ticket Sales Sara Daniel
Director of Business Development & Premium Sales Tom Peluso
Director of Client Retention & Group Sales Ryan Erdman
Inside Sales Manager Derek Allan
Director of Premium Services Jonathan Kramer
Senior Premium Services Coordinator Allyson Buckmeier
Premium Services Coordinator Stephanie Bronchick
Account Executive, Premium Sales Anthony Marino
Account Executives, Business Development Tim Campbell
Jimmy Naughton
Rob Terano
Megan Plahanski
Andy Petersmark
Kay Bergdolt
Senior Client Relations Representative Greg Perna
Client Relations Representatives Max Szilagyi
Jen Ball
Scout Johnson
David Witkowski
Group Sales Manager Brian Kapusta
Account Executives, Group Event & Suite Sales Christina Monterosso
Paul Friedlander 
Ashley Knowles
Erika Martin
Ticket Sales Coordinator Kelsey Dawson
Ticket Sales Assistant Karen Prince