Meet The Team

Owner & Governor

Vincent J. Viola


  • Vice Chairman, Partner & Alternate Governor: Douglas A. Cifu
  • President & CEO: Matthew Caldwell
  • General Manager: Bill Zito
  • OVG Co-Chairman & Panthers Alternate Governor: Peter Luukko
  • Chief Operating Officer: Sean McCaffrey
  • Chief Commercial Officer: Shawn Thornton 
  • Chief of Staff: Jerome Burke 
  • 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
  • Chief Financial Officer: Scott Levine
  • Vice President, Human Resources/Payroll: Lane Miller
  • Vice President, Corporate Partnerships: Katerina Perez
  • Vice President, 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
  • Senior Manager, Ticket Operations and Event Sales: Kelly Odom
  • Senior Events Manager: Shannon Lesovoy
  • Events Manager: Dylan Dotson
  • Operations Coordinator: Vanessa Terrero
  • Director, Retail Operations: Janine Kurpiel
  • Assistant Retail Manager: Ryan Cavanagh
  • Security: Franz Valcimond
  • Parking Manager: Tiffany Delano
  • Guest Services Manager: Kasey Berry
  • Guest Services Coordinator: Alina Milauskas