HSE Staff Directory

Hornets Basketball LLC
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 Operating Officer - James R. Jordan
Senior Manager of Business Operations - Eliza Lesko

Basketball Operations

Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations & Assistant General Manager – Buzz Peterson
Vice President of Player Personnel – Larry Jordan
Assistant General Manager – David Duquette
Assistant Coach – Jay Triano
Assistant Coach – Chad Iske
Assistant Coach – Marlon Garnett
Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development – Jay Hernandez
Assistant Coach – Dutch Gaitley
Assistant Coach Coach – Nick Friedman
Assistant Coach – Norman Richardson
Senior Director of Basketball Operations – Kathryn Karakus
Director of Analytics & Strategy – George Rodman
Director of Player Programs – Matt Carroll
Director of Player Support & Life Skills – Anthony Morrow
Director of Health Care & Sports Performance – Joe Sharpe
Associate Head Athletic Trainer – Quinton Sawyer
Assistant Athletic Trainer – Nina Hsieh
Director of Applied Sports Science – Daniel Taylor
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach – Jason Meiring
Head Equipment Manager – Jason Rivera
Assistant Equipment Manager – Tyler Powell
Head Video Coordinator – Jackson Simmons
Assistant Video Coordinator – Klint Carlson
Assistant Video Coordinator – Daniel Dixon
Director of Pro Scouting – Drew Perry
Director of International Scouting – Jakub Kudlacek
Scout – Anthony Gacona
Scout – Kevin Grevey
Scout – Justin Jordan
Scout – Gary Sacks
Scout – Jordan Wilkes
Scout – Richie Wrase
Team Physician – Dr. Marcus Cook
Team Physician – Dr. Joe Garcia
Team Dentist – Dr. Larry Seitlin
Senior Director of Team Security – Anthony Datcher
Senior Manager of Team Security – Muriel Howell
Manager of Basketball Strategy/Assistant Team Counsel – Jon Moul
Head of Quantitative Analysis & Development – Alexander Powell
Software Developer – Michael Mirandi
Coordinator of Basketball Operations – Daniel Goose
Coordinator of Basketball Operations – Daniel Roy
Basketball Operations Assistant – Maxwell Kupchak

Chief Revenue Officer - Jacob Gallagher
Executive Assistant, Revenue – Noemi Leguillow

Business Intelligence

Vice President of Business Intelligence – Chris Zeppenfeld
Senior Director of Business Intelligence – Trevor Corbin
Manager of Email Marketing – Stafford Braxton
Manager of Innovation & Mobile Strategy – Carly Callans
Senior Business Analyst – Morgan Hoeft
Business Analyst - Johnathan Olds
CRM Analyst – Ian Rewoldt
Email Marketing Analyst – Paige Hughes
Email Marketing Analyst – Emalee Smith


Vice President of Partnerships – Alma Angeles
Senior Director of Partnership Development – Daniel Caudy
Director of Partnership Activation – Kristen Ridener
Senior Manager of Partnership Development – Travis Misner
Manager of Partnership Development – Zach Kaytes
Manager of Partnership Development – Josh Otterline
Manager of Partnership Development – Donna Twiss
Account Manager, Partnership Activation – David Compher
Account Manager, Partnership Activation – Caroline Cook


Vice President of Ticket Operations – Andrew Shure
Vice President of Ticket Sales & Services – Drew Praster
Senior Director of Ticket Sales – Theresa Power
Senior Director of Membership Services – Cedric Roberts
Director of Premium Sales and Luxury Sales & Services – Will Bardaglio
Senior Manager of Membership Sales – Alexandria Anneheim
Manager of Suite Sales – Colin Riley
Manager of Suite Sales – Derrick Crump
Manager of Ticket Operations – Elizabeth Brooks
Account Executive, Group Sales – Nick Bowe
Account Executive, Group Sales – Mylia Garner
Account Executive, Group Sales – Daniel Loskowitz
Account Executive, Group Sales – Scott Marquardt
Account Executive, Group Sales – Marcus McNutt
Account Executive, Membership Sales – Brenda Brooks
Account Executive, Membership Sales – Kendrick Chiu
Account Executive, Membership Sales – Clark Crook
Account Executive, Membership Sales - Jake Macaluso
Account Executive, Membership Sales – Ashwin Ponukumati
Account Executive, Membership Sales – Quinton Redett
Account Executive, Premium Sales – Ryan Ferguson
Account Executive, Premium Sales – Jonathan Gibson
Account Executive, Premium Sales – David Mason
Account Executive, Premium Sales – Fabian Truss
Account Executive, Premium Sales – Daniel Tsuei
Account Executive, Premium Sales – Scott Walters
Account Manager, Luxury Services – Alexis Brunk
Account Manager, Luxury Services – Lyndsey Hutchens
Account Manager, Membership Services – Mikaela Armstrong
Account Manager, Membership Services – Adam McDonald
Account Manager, Membership Services – Laura Millard
Account Manager, Membership Services – Ryan Pope
Account Manager, Membership Services – Andrea Velasco
Inside Sales Consultant – Daniel Prada
Inside Sales Consultant – Maggie Ruthven

Chief Marketing Officer - Seth Bennett
Senior Coordinator of Consumer Engagement – Ashley Heafy

Creative Services

Director of Creative Strategy – Gary Bohanick
Manager of Creative Services – Chris Jelley
Graphic Designer – Jai Black
Graphic Designer – Michael Crowley
Senior Coordinator of Creative Services – Katie Eckert

Fan Experience

Vice President of Fan Experience – Jason Simon
Senior Director of Technical Operations – Kelly Heddleson
Director of Animation – Kathy Schmid
Director of Game Presentation – Emily Ladd
Senior Manager of Event Presentation – Jessica Black
Senior Manager of Technical Operations – Eric Lantz
Senior Coordinator of Game Presentation – Jennifer Sartorio
Coordinator of Special Appearances – Aidan Charlery


Senior Director of Marketing – Liz Ralon Rackoff
Senior Director of Marketing Projects – Ron Chase
Senior Manager of Marketing – Miranda Smith
Manager of Consumer Engagement – Ed Ibarguen
Manager of Youth Camps – Ty Bogues
Senior Coordinator of Marketing Projects – Nina Tran


Senior Director of Retail Operations – Dave Cromar
Manager of Retail Warehouse – Michael Dill
Coordinator of Retail Operations – Emmaly Ware

Chief Communications Officer - Mike Cristaldi


Radio Broadcaster – Sam Farber
Radio Producer – Rob Longo


Senior Director of Corporate Communications – Josh Rosen
Director of Basketball Communications – Brian Travis
Manager of Basketball Communications – Maggie Yang
Coordinator of Basketball Communications – Michael Martinez

Corporate Social Responsibility

Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility/Executive Director of Charlotte Hornets Foundation – Betsy Mack
Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility – Tiara Brown
Manager of Charlotte Hornets Foundation – Andie deCelis
Manager of Literacy Programs – Dave Stogdill
Senior Coordinator of Corporate Social Responsibility – Gabrielle Sims

Digital Media

Vice President of Digital Media – Matt Rochinski
Director of Production – Kyle Kebert
Associate Director of Production - James Ziegelbauer
Senior Manager of Digital Development – Quinton Wash
Manager of Social Media – Diana Biffl
Producer – Nick Bolick
Producer – Kevin Stewart
Hornets Lead Writer – Sam Perley
Coordinator of Digital Development – Miguel Ramirez
Coordinator of Digital Strategy – Addie Vermillion
Coordinator of Social Media – Wesley Robinson
Digital Media Designer – Jesse Diebolt
Associate Producer – Chrys Sims
Associate Producer – Mykala Smalley


Chief Financial Officer – Travis Ferguson
Controller – Jim Dunlevy
Director of Financial Analysis – Graham Pitt
Senior Manager of Accounting – Nadia Thomas
Manager of Finance & Accounting – Adriene Goree

Human Resources

Senior Director of Human Resources – Stephanie Hurren
Senior Director of Payroll – Poppy Graham
HR Generalist – Chanel Johnson
Benefits Specialist – Kia Thao
Payroll Specialist – Hannah Garrison
Talent Acquisition Specialist – Ayaana Glenn

Information Technology

Chief Information Officer – Ronnie Bryant
Manager of Information Technology – Michael Lee
IT Support Specialist – Aniyah McGriff
IT Support Specialist – Jerry Wier

Legal Affairs

Director of Legal Affairs – Shannon Finucane
Project Specialist & Hornets Venom GT Manager of Business Operations – Catrina Atanda

Executive Vice President & Spectrum Center General Manager - Donna Julian
Coordinator of Arena Management – Jazmyne Blanding

Arena Management

Vice President of Arena Operations – Cathy Buchhofer
Senior Director of Booking & Events – Dan Bain
Director of Arena Marketing – Ereka Brim
Senior Manager of Arena & Event Operations – Alex MacKenzie
Senior Manager of Events – Daniel Zeregaber
Manager of Arena Marketing – Amani Jorgensen
Senior Coordinator of Events – Brittney Wilson
Coordinator of Events – Michael Lillie
Mailroom – Bryan Williams

Arena Security

Senior Manager of Security – Patricia McMullen
Manager of Security – Edward Booker
Manager of Security – Eloid Washington
Security Supervisor – Samuel Weddington
Executive Entrance Security Officer – Casher Holt Jr.
Security Command Center Officer – Keith Jackson
Security Command Center Officer – Jamel Stanley
Security Officer – Ellen Clay
Security Officer – Tia Gaines
Security Officer – Jacob Jeralds
Security Officer – Dominic Jones
Security Officer – Courtney Walker

Guest Experience

Director of Arena Ticketing – Marina Jaramillo
Senior Manager of Guest Experience – Melanie Freiria
Manager of Arena Ticketing – Freddie Nunez Jr.
Manager of Guest Experience – Eric Bofenkamp
Senior Coordinator of Guest Experience – Mynita White

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

President, Greensboro Swarm – Steve Swetoha

Basketball Operations

General Manager – Cam Twiss
Head Coach – Jordan Surenkamp
Assistant Coach – Donyell Marshall
Assistant Coach – Ben Resner
Assistant Coach – Collin Terry
Athletic Trainer – Stan Delva
Strength & Conditioning Coach – Adam Hoffman
Manager of Player Development & Basketball Operations – Taja Edwards
Basketball Operations Assistant – Drew Seifert
Basketball Operations Assistant – Cole Teal

Business Operations

Senior Manager of Communications and CSR – Justin Trujillo
Manager of Business Administration – Ellery Price
Manager of Marketing & Game Presentation – Colby Thompson
Manager of Partnership Development – Alexis Stuckey
Manager of Ticket Sales – Gion Brown
Coordinator of Corporate Sales – Griffin Foster
Account Executive – Harrison Savage

Hornets Venom GT

Head Coach & General Manager – Lawrence “BiggWest” West

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 – Greg Miller
Statistician – Malinda Murray
Talent Stats – Bill Magrath
Game Night Staff – Laura Adkins
Game Night Staff – Alexis Broome
Game Night Staff – Carlisle Hamrick
Game Night Staff – Monica Lewis
Game Night Staff – Ross Wyszomierski
Public Address Announcer – Patrick Doughty


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