Staff Directory

333 East Trade Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: 704.688.8600
Ticket Information: 704.HORNETS


Chairman - Michael Jordan
Executive Assistant to the Chairman - Tina Parker
Vice Chairman - Curtis J. Polk
Office of the Chairman - Estee Portnoy
President, Chief Operating Officer and Alternate Governor - Fred Whitfield
General Manager - Rich Cho
Assistant General Manager - Chad Buchanan
Executive Vice President, Operations - James Jordan
Senior Director of Administration - Elizabeth Clagon

Basketball Operations

Head Coach - Steve Clifford
Associate Head Coach - Patrick Ewing
Assistant Coach - Pat Delany
Assistant Coach - Steve Hetzel
Assistant Coach - Stephen Silas
Assistant Coach - Bob Weiss
Director of Basketball Affairs - David Duquette
Director of Basketball Operations - Kathryn Karakus
Director of Player Personnel - Larry Jordan
Director of Player Programs - Chris Whitney
Director of Global Scouting - Adam Filippi
Director of Pro Scouting - Todd Quinter
Director of Advance Scouting - Drew Perry
Scout - Buzz Peterson
Team Scout - Dickey Simpkins
Team Scout - Francis Williams
Video Scout - Rick Higgins
Video Scout - Joey Levin
Head Athletic Trainer - Steve Stricker
Assistant Athletic Trainer - Dennis Williams
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Matt Friia
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Jason Meiring
Head Equipment Manager - Jason Rivera
Assistant Equipment Manager - James McCullough
Team Physician - Dr. Marcus Cook
Team Physician - Dr. Joe Garcia
Team Dentist - Dr. Larry Seitlin
Team Psychologist - Dr. Darren Treasure
Team Opthamologist - Dr. Joe Krug, Horizon Eye Care
Quantitative Analyst/Systems Developer - Angus Mitchell
Quantitative Analyst/Systems Developer - Nick Repole
Coordinator of Basketball Operations - Jasmine Jordan
Basketball Operations Assistant - Matt McKay
Basketball Operations Assistant - Raymond Rios

Vice President of Communications - Mike Cristaldi
Director of Communications - Josh Rosen
Coordinator of Communications - Jerome Hubbard

Executive Vice President & Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
- Pete Guelli
Manager of Sales & Marketing Operations - Tina Courtney


Senior Vice President of Marketing, Entertainment & Interactive Media - Seth Bennett
Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy - Josh Kramer
Senior Director of Marketing - Liz Ralon Rackoff
Director of Interactive Media - Matt Rochinski
Director of Event Presentation - Jason Simon
Director of Retail - Dave Cromar
Director of Creative - Josh Whiteside
Manager of Social Media - Eryn Gradwell
Manager of Event Presentation - Emily Ladd
Manager of Interactive Development - Quinton Wash
Manager of Marketing - Ron Chase
Manager of Digital Marketing - Aubrey Resech
Manager of Retail Operations - Lewis Hagerman
Manager of Warehouse - Bob Clark
Project Manager of Marketing - Ally Oelerich
Coordinator of Interactive Media - Jace Darling
Coordinator of Broadcasting - Steve Martin
Coordinator of Special Appearances - Aiden Charlery
Coordinator of Youth Camps - Chad Hunt
Senior Graphic Designer & Animator - Kathy Schmid
Senior Graphic Designer - Steve Hardican
Graphic Designer - Aaron Dewey
Graphic Designer - Ashley Mulready
Associate Producer - Kyle Kebert
Associate Producer - James Ziegelbauer
Community Ambassador - Matt Carroll

Corporate Social Responsibility/Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility/Executive Director of the Charlotte Hornets Foundation – Kim Henderson
Director of Community Investment - Bernie Washington
Manager of Literacy Programs - Dave Stogdill
Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility - Kate Hussmann
Coordinator of Community and Player Programs - Tiara Brown
Coordinator of Corporate Social Responsibility - Brett Anthon

Corporate Partnerships

Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales and Corporate Partnerships - Flavil Hampsten
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships - Kyle Caddell
Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships - Dan Fitzsimmons
Director of Corporate Partnership Services- Chris Ziegler
Manager of Corporate Partnerships - Seth Firquin
Manager of Corporate Partnership Services - Lindsay Owanesian
Account Executive, Corporate Partnerships - Mark Kent
Account Manager, Corporate Partnership Services - Ed Ibarguen
Account Manager, Corporate Partnership Services - Samantha Julian
Account Manager, Corporate Partnership Services - Kevin Simon

Ticket Sales and Service

Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales and Corporate Partnerships - Flavil Hampsten
Vice President of Ticket Sales - Marc Jackson
Vice President of Client Development & Group Ticket Sales - Jacob Gallagher
Director of Database Marketing and Analytics - Chris Zeppenfeld
Director of Suite Sales - Kameron Florence
Senior Manager of Group Sales - Sean O’Connor
Senior Manager of Premium Sales - Drew Praster
Manager of Inside Sales - Matt Fahr
Manager of Organizational Group Sales - Seth Roberts
Manager of Season Ticket Services - Cedric Roberts
Coordinator of Database Marketing and Analytics - Sarah Koontz
Coordinator of Ticket Sales and Corporate Partnerships - Joy West
Senior Account Executive, Premium Sales - Colin Riley
Account Executive, Group Sales - Cara Dolan
Account Executive, Group Sales - David Johnson
Account Executive, Group Sales - Jennifer Kushner
Account Executive, Group Sales - Renwick Pridgeon, Jr.
Account Executive, Group Sales - Dominick Principato
Account Executive, Premium Sales - Kristi Cornuet
Account Executive, Premium Sales - Kevin York
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Ade Ayodele
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Will Bardaglio
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Andrew Despotes
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Chris Hunt
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Zack Kaytes
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Tyler Mallams
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Nick Pretty
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Justin Shively
Senior Account Manager, Premium MembershipServices - Alan Wheeling
Senior Account Manager, Membership Services -Wade Davenport
Senior Manager, Membership Services -Cedric Roberts
Account Manager, Membership Services -Brittany Christian
Account Manager, Membership Services - Jake Flynn
Account Manager, Membership Services -Lyndsey Hutchens
Account Manager, Membership Services -Courtney Toney
Account Manager, Membership Services -Courntey Ciesielski
Account Manager, Premium Membership Services - Derrick Crump
Inside Sales Consultant - Alexandria Anneheim
Inside Sales Consultant - Stephen Brown
Inside Sales Consultant - Curtis Fisher, Jr.
Inside Sales Consultant - Michael Hollis
Inside Sales Consultant - Brian Imhoff
Inside Sales Consultant - David Mason
Inside Sales Consultant - Tiffany Masters
Inside Sales Consultant - Kristin Player
Inside Sales Consultant - Kaitlyn Roletter
Business Analyst - Trevor Corbin

Ticket Operations

Vice President of Ticket Operations - Andrew Shure
Senior Director of Arena Ticketing - Mike Tanda
Manager of Ticket Operations - Brienne Cole
Coordinator of Ticket Operations - Zach Edwards
Coordinator of Ticket Operations - Carly Minarick

Legal Affairs
Vice President & General Counsel - Joe Pierce
Director of Legal Affairs - Allison Purmort

Human Resources

Vice President of Human Resources - Rhonda Curry
Director of Payroll - Poppy Graham
Manager of Human Resources - Jackie Queen
Coordinator of Human Resources - Kristen Petway

Information Technology

Vice President of IT - Ronnie Bryant
IT Administrator - Arthur Dandridge


Vice President ofFinance - Travis Ferguson
Controller - Jim Dunlevy
Accounting Manager - Ansel Gardiner
Accounting Manager - Kyra Nance
Accounts Payable Specialist - Adriene Holmes
Staff Accountant - Nadia Qadir
Senior Financial Analyst - Graham Pitt

Arena Operations

Senior Vice President of Arena and Event Operations/General Manager - Donna Julian
Vice President of Guest Services and Event Staffing - Marlene Hendricks
Senior Director of Arena and Event Operations - Trista Langdon
Director of Security and Public Safety - Anthony Datcher
Director of Arena Booking - Kate Dordick
Senior Manager of Arena Events and Operations - Dan Bain
Senior Manager of Arena Marketing - Valentina Barton
Manager of Arena Events and Operations - Daniel Zeregaber
Manager of Arena and Event Services - Andrew Chisholm
Manager of Arena and Event Security - Joe Reinhardt
Coordinator of Arena and Event Operations - Meredith Findling
Coordinator of Operations/Scheduler - Elizabeth Harrigan
Public Safety Officer - Charles Cobb
Guest Services Representative – Angie Vonwergers
Guest Services Representative – Jennifer Fannin