Meet The Team

Owner & Governor

Vincent J. Viola


Vice Chairman, Partner & Alternate Governor: Douglas A. Cifu

Chairman & Alternate Governor: General (RET.) Ray Odierno
President & CEO: Matthew Caldwell
President of Hockey Operations and General Manager: Dale Tallon

OVG Co-Chairman & Panthers Alternate Governor: Peter Luukko
Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations & Assistant General Manager, GM Springfield (AHL): Eric Joyce
Chief Operating Officer: Sean McCaffrey
Chief of Staff: Jerome Burke
Chief Information Officer: John Spade

Senior Vice President: Shawn Thornton

Executive Vice President: Charlie Turano

General Manager, BB&T Center: Tom Embrey

Vice President, Broadcasting and Panthers Alumni: Randy Moller
Vice President, Client Service: Nicole Meloff
Vice President, Event Programming: Kevin Grove
Vice President, Finance/Controller: Scott Levine

Vice President, Human Resources/Payroll: Lane Miller

Vice President, Corporate Partnerships & Premium Sales: Katerina Perez
Vice President, Ticket Sales and Ticket Operations: Adam Summerell
General Counsel: Ed Wildermuth



  • Director of Marketing: Amanda Cifu
  • Digital Marketing Manager: Amanda Wasserman
  • Event Marketing Coordinator: Nicole Coronado

BB&T Center

  • Director, Event Services: Mike Blanton
  • Senior Director, Ticket Operations and Event Sales: Chiara DeLuca
  • Manager, Ticket Operations: Kelly Odom
  • Senior Events Manager: Shannon Lesovoy
  • Guest Services Manager: Dylan Dotson
  • Operations Coordinator: Vanessa Terrero
  • Director, Retail Operations: Janine Kurpiel
  • Assistant Retail Manager: Ryan Cavanagh
  • Security: Franz Valcimond
  • Events Manager: Bennet Clifton
  • Parking Manager: Tiffany Delano
  • Guest Services Coordinator: Kasey Berry