HSE 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
Managing Partner & Alternate Governor - Curtis J. Polk
Office of the Chairman - Estee Portnoy
President, Vice Chairman & Alternate Governor - Fred Whitfield
Senior Director of Administration - Elizabeth Clagon
President of Basketball Operations & General Manager - Mitch Kupchak
Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer - James R. Jordan
Manager of Business Operations - Eliza Harrigan

Basketball Operations

Assistant General Manager/Greensboro Swarm President of Basketball Operations - Buzz Peterson
Head Coach - James Borrego
Assistant Coach - Jay Triano
Assistant Coach - Chad Iske
Assistant Coach - Ronald Nored
Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development - Jay Hernandez
Assistant Coach - Dutch Gaitley
Assistant Coach - Nate Mitchell
Director of Analytics & Strategy - George Rodman
Director of Basketball Information Systems - Scott Bullock
Director of Basketball Operations - Kathryn Karakus
Director of Basketball Strategy/Team Counsel - David Duquette
Director of Player Personnel - Larry Jordan
Director of Player Programs/Player Development Assistant - Matt Carroll
Director of Health Care & Sports Performance - Joe Sharpe
Associate Head Athletic Trainer - Quinton Sawyer
Assistant Athletic Trainer - Aaron Karkow
Director of Sports Science – Lauren McGuigan
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Adam Linens
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Jason Meiring
Director of Rehabilitation - Powell Bernhardt
Equipment Manager - Jason Rivera
Head Video Coordinator – Jordan Surenkamp
Assistant Video Coordinator – Garrius Adams
Assistant Video Coordinator - Justin Jordan
Assistant Video Coordinator - Jackson Simmons
Director of Pro Scouting - Drew Perry
Director of International Scouting - Jakub Kudlacek
Scout - Anthony Gacona
Scout - Kevin Grevey
Scout - Gary Sacks
Scout – Jordan Wilkes
Scout - Richie Wrase
Team Physician - Dr. Marcus Cook
Team Physician - Dr. Joe Garcia
Team Dentist - Dr. Larry Seitlin
Director of Team Security - Anthony Datcher
Manager of Team Security - Muriel Howell
Basketball Analyst - Alexander Powell
Coordinator of Basketball Operations - Phil Park
Basketball Operations Assistant - Jon Moul

Chief Revenue Officer - Jacob Gallagher
Manager of Revenue Operations - Tina Courtney

Business Intelligence

Vice President of Business Intelligence - Chris Zeppenfeld
Senior Director of Business Intelligence – Trevor Corbin
Manager of CRM & Email Marketing - Shawn-Marie Heiliger
Business Analyst - Morgan Hoeft
Business Analyst - Sophia Kim
Coordinator of CRM - Joseph Russo
Email Marketing Analyst - Stafford Braxton
Email Marketing Analyst - Adeja Spain


Vice President of Partnerships – Justin Compton
Senior Director of Partnership Activation - Liz Porter
Director of Partnership Development - Grayson Farrar
Manager of Partnership Development - James Head Jr.
Manager of Partnership Development - Travis Misner
Senior Account Manager, Partnership Activation - Kristen Ridener
Account Manager, Partnership Activation - Chandler Coley
Account Manager, Partnership Activation - Wade Davenport
Account Manager, Partnership Activation – Natalie Nelson


Vice President of Ticket Operations - Andrew Shure
Vice President of Ticket Sales & Services - Drew Praster
Director of Group Sales - Theresa Power
Director of Luxury Sales & Services - Alan Wheeling
Director of Premium & Membership Services - Cedric Roberts
Senior Manager of Premium & Membership Sales - Will Bardaglio
Manager of Inside Sales - Alexandria Anneheim
Manager of Suite Sales - Ade Ayodele
Manager of Suite Sales - Zach Kaytes
Manager of Suite Sales - Colin Riley
Manager of Ticket Operations - Libby Rowe
Coordinator of Ticket Operations - Elizabeth Brooks
Coordinator of Ticket Sales & Services - Hannah Yeley
Account Executive, Group Sales - Kevin Cobb
Account Executive, Group Sales - AnnaGrace Foell
Account Executive, Group Sales – Emily Kessler
Account Executive, Group Sales - Scott Marquardt
Account Executive, Group Sales - Shelby Palubiak
Account Executive, Group Sales - Steven Tacchi
Account Executive, Group Sales - Fabian Truss
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Jeffrey Crawford
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Jeffrey LaCoste
Account Executive, Membership Sales – Ryan LeBeuf
Account Executive, Membership Sales – Jenna Plutyk
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Anthony Reed
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Scott Walters
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Shevayah Way
Account Executive, Premium Sales - Ryan Ferguson
Account Executive, Premium Sales - David Mason
Account Executive, Premium Sales - Stephen Lacey
Account Manager, Luxury Services - Alexis Brunk
Account Manager, Luxury Services - Lyndsey Hutchens
Senior Account Manager, Premium Membership Services - Derrick Crump
Account Manager, Premium Membership Services - Jake Flynn
Account Manager, Membership Services - Bryce Baldelli
Account Manager, Membership Services - Joseph Freeman
Account Manager, Membership Services - Tyler Mallams
Account Manager, Membership Services - Audrey Stapleton
Account Manager, Membership Services - Andrea Velasco
Inside Sales Consultant - Nicholas Gonet
Inside Sales Consultant - Korey Kennedy
Inside Sales Consultant – Adam McDonald
Inside Sales Consultant – Andrea Miller
Inside Sales Consultant – Ryan Pope
Inside Sales Consultant – Quinton Redett
Inside Sales Consultant – Emily Turybury
Inside Sales Consultant – Blake VonCannon
Inside Sales Consultant - Emily Turybury

Senior Vice President of Brand Management - Josh Kramer


Vice President of Communications - Mike Cristaldi
Senior Director of Digital Media - Matt Rochinski
Director of Communications - Josh Rosen
Senior Manager of Basketball Communications - Brian Travis
Manager of Digital Development - Quinton Wash
Manager of Social Media – Diana Biffl
Senior Coordinator of Digital Media Production - Jace Darling
Coordinator of Communications - Natalie Breneman
Coordinator of Digital Media Content - Sam Perley
Coordinator of Social Media – Wesley Robinson
Digital Media Designer - Jesse Diebolt
Radio Broadcaster - John Focke

Corporate Social Responsibility

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility/Executive Director of Charlotte Hornets Foundation - Betsy Mack
Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility - Tiara Brown
Manager of Literacy Programs - Dave Stogdill
Senior Coordinator of Charlotte Hornets Foundation - Bari Pasternack
Senior Coordinator of Corporate Social Responsibility - Gabrielle Sims

Creative Services

Director of Creative Services - Kris Bazen
Manager of Brand Solutions - Zach Houston
Senior Graphic Animator & Designer - Kathy Schmid
Senior Graphic Designer - Reshad Brown
Graphic Designer - Chris Jelley
Graphic Designer - Amy Monks
Senior Producer - Kyle Kebert
Senior Producer - James Ziegelbauer

Senior Vice President of Consumer Engagement - Seth Bennett
Senior Coordinator of Consumer Engagement – Ashley Heafy

Event Presentation

Senior Director of Event Presentation - Jason Simon
Director of Technical Operations - Kelly Heddleson
Senior Manager of Event Presentation - Emily Ladd
Manager of Technical Operations - Eric Lantz
Coordinator of Event Presentation - Ed Ibarguen
Coordinator of Special Appearances - Aidan Charlery


Senior Director of Marketing - Liz Ralon Rackoff
Director of Marketing Projects - Ron Chase
Senior Manager of Marketing - Ally Oelerich
Manager of Youth Camps - Chad Hunt


Director of Retail Operations - Dave Cromar
Senior Manager of Retail Operations - Lewis Hagerman
Manager of Retail Warehouse - Michael Dill
Coordinator of Retail Operations - Dennis Purnell

Senior Vice President & Spectrum Center General Manager - Donna Julian
Senior Coordinator of Arena & Event Operations - Kristen Cella

Arena Management & Guest Experience

Vice President of Guest Experience & Event Staffing - Marlene Hendricks
Senior Director of Arena & Event Operations - Trista Langdon
Senior Director of Arena & Event Security - Freddrick Richardson
Senior Director of Arena Booking & Ticketing - Mike Tanda
Director of Arena & Event Operations - Dan Bain
Senior Manager of Arena Marketing - Valentina Barton
Manager of Arena & Event Operations - Alex MacKenzie
Manager of Arena & Event Operations - Daniel Zeregaber
Manager of Arena & Event Security - Patricia McMullen
Manager of Arena Marketing - Ereka Brim
Manager of Box Office – Freddie Nunez Jr.
Manager of Guest Experience & Event Staffing - LaShae Ingram
Coordinator of Guest Experience & Event Staffing - Melanie Freiria
Executive Entrance Security Officer – Casher Holt Jr.
Mailroom - Eddie Belk
Mailroom - Bryan Williams


Chief Financial Officer - Travis Ferguson
Controller - Jim Dunlevy
Director of Financial Analysis - Graham Pitt
Manager of Accounting - Nadia Thomas
Manager of Finance & Accounting - Adriene Goree
Coordinator of Finance - Logan Fuller

Human Resources

Senior Director of Payroll - Poppy Graham
Senior Manager of Human Resources - Stephanie Wruble
Coordinator of Human Resources - Kirsten Burney
Coordinator of Payroll - Hannah Garrison

Information Technology

Vice President of Information Technology - Ronnie Bryant
Senior Manager of Information Technology - Gregory Means
Information Technology Administrator - Michael Lee
Coordinator of Information Technology – Aviona Clark

Strategic Initiatives & Innovation

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives & Innovation - Kate Barnes
Senior Manager of Esports & Innovation - Nicole Blackman

Special Advisors

Hornets Ambassador and Special Projects Advisor - Muggsy Bogues
Hornets Ambassador and Special Projects Advisor - Dell Curry
Special Advisor for Community Tickets - Sporty Jeralds

Greensboro Swarm

President - Steve Swetoha
General Manager - Cam Twiss
Head Coach - Joe Wolf
Assistant Coach - Dave Kenah
Athletic Trainer - Tyler Lesher
Manager of Business Administration - Christina Corbin
Manager of Communications - Justin Trujillo
Manager of Marketing & Game Entertainment - Ryan Murray
Manager of Partnership Development - Donna Yeung
Manager of Player Development & Basketball Operations - Daniel Goose
Manager of Ticket Sales – Ellery Price
Coordinator of Corporate Sales – Trey Stranges
Senior Account Executive - Daniel Mead
Account Executive – Rafael Kapell
Account Executive - Skyler Perkins

Hornets Venom GT

Head Coach & General Manager – Lawrence “BiggWest” West
Manager of Marketing & Team Operations – Brian “NachoTraynor” Traynor

Hornets Game Night Statistical Crew

Game Clock Operator – Richard Ward
Shot Clock Operator – Mark Arcilesi
Scoreboard Operator – Kevin Earp
Shot Clock/Scoreboard Operator – Tony Folden
Official Scorer – Michael Harwood
Statistician – Paul Denny
Statistician – David Hixon
Statistician – Malinda Murray
Talent Stats – Frank Kay
Talent Stats – Bill Magrath
Game Night Staff – Laura Adkins
Game Night Staff – Deandra Alex
Game Night Staff – Alexis Broome
Game Night Staff – Jerry Duncan
Game Night Staff – Carlisle Hamrick
Game Night Staff – Monica Lewis
Game Night Staff – Ross Wyszomierski
Public Address Announcer – Patrick Doughty


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