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
  • Assistant General Manager, GM Springfield (AHL): Eric Joyce
  • Chief Operating Officer: Sean McCaffrey
  • Chief of Staff: Jerome Burke
  • Chief Financial Officer: Amy Perry
  • 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, Communications and Public Relations: Thomas Drance
  • Vice President, Event Programming: Kevin Grove
  • Vice President, Finance/Controller: Scott Levine
  • Vice President, Human Resources/Payroll: Lane Miller
  • Vice President, Legal Affairs: Steve Werier
  • Director of Marketing: Amanda Cifu
  • Vice President, Ticket Sales and Ticket Operations: Adam Summerell
  • Executive Director, Florida Panthers Foundation: Lauren Simone
  • General Counsel: Ed Wildermuth
  • Director of Operations: Lindsay Bohlen


  • Director of Marketing: Amanda Cifu
  • Event Marketing Coordinator: Nicole Coronado
  • Senior Event Marketing Coordinator: Gabrielle Brown

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