Staff Directory

For BB&T Center business office or venue information, use the following contact information:
One Panther Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33323
Phone: 954.835.7000
Fax: 954.835.8012
Job Opportunities: Click here for more information. 





Owner, Chairman & Governor: Vincent J. Viola


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

President, CEO & Alternate Governor: Rory A. Babich

Executive VP & GM, Hockey & Business Ops & Alternate Governor:

Dale Tallon

Special Advisor to the GM/Alternate Governor: William Torrey

Executive Vice President: Matthew Caldwell

Vice President, Broadcasting and Panthers Alumni: Randy Moller

Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer: Eric Kussin

Vice President, Event Programming: Kevin Grove

Vice President/GM of Panthers IceDen: Jeff Campol

Vice President, Hockey Operations: Travis Viola

Vice President, Information Technology: John Spade

Vice President, Marketing: Elizabeth Jenkins

General Counsel: Ed Wildermuth

Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs: Steve Werier



Director, Communications: Justin Copertino

Coordinator, Communications & Digital Media: Adelyn Biedenbach

Coordinator, Communications & Digital Media: Amanda Cifu

Communications Associate: Mike Lewis



Senior Marketing Manager: Brea Thomas

Grassroots Marketing & Youth Hockey Manager: John Colombo

Marketing Coordinator: Richard Mehery

Graphic Designer: Christine Novotny


Corporate Partnerships and Brand Activation

Director, Partnership Marketing: Jeremy Burson

Director, Partnership Marketing: Derek Ohta

Brand Activation Specialist: Katie Mendicino

Brand Activation Specialist, Legal Counsel: Samuel Sortisio

Brand Activation Specialist: Louis Dalton 

Box Office

Director, Ticket Operations: Marcus Kroulik

Assistant Manager, Ticket Operations: Nick Sipala

Assistant Manager, Ticket Operations: Amanda Martie

Sales & Service

Director, Client Experience: Nicole Meloff

Premium Client Experience Specialist: Melissa Hady

Premium Client Experience Specialist: Megan Giuliani

Client Experience Specialist: Rebecca Roy

Account Director, Premium Sales: Steve Hanson

Account Director, Premium Sales: Greg Lynch

Account Executive, Group Sales: Delwin Liranzo

Account Executive, Group Sales: Michael Bueker

Finance & Business Support (IT, Payroll, HR)

Associate Counsel: Robert Karpeles

Manager, Human Resources & Payroll: Peggy Ziady

Recruiter & HR Generalist: Vicky Chez

Payroll Administrator: Ana Gomez

System Administrator: Christopher Iturrioz

Technical Support Specialist: Justin Gilbert

Senior A/V Technician: Tony Depasquale

Director, Accounting/Controller: Amy Perry

Director, Purchasing & Business Support: Laura Barrera

Senior Staff Accountant: Ian Wilson

Accounting Manager: Michele Schuppman

Staff Accountant: Natasha Schuman


BB&T Center

Operations Manager: Brian Gilner

Ice Technician Manager: Graham Caplinger

Conversion Crew Supervisor: Shannon Lesovoy

Day Crew Supervisor: Marcus Hererra

Engineer: Sean Bailey

General Labor: Rene Companioni

Sr. Electrician: Paul Gutillo

Sr. Manager Facility Services: Adam Fullerton

Manager, Housekeeping: Donald Crapp

Facility Office Manager: Nayibi Naranjo

Grounds Technician: Chris Williams

Director, Event & Guest Services: Tom Embrey

Manager, Event Services: Mike Blanton

Manager, Guest Services: John Adams

Manager, Operations & Special Projects Manager: Patty Flaherty


The Florida Panthers front office can be reached at [email protected]

Building Vendors

Bob Hough, General Manager

Gameday Merchandising
Jon Feinstein