Meet Our Staff

Charlotte Symphony

First Citizens Bank Plaza | 128 S. Tryon St., Ste. 350 | Charlotte, NC 28202
Administration: 704.972.2003 | Ticket Office: 704.972.2000 | Fax: 704.972.2011


Mary A. DeisslerPresident & Chief Executive Officer
Samantha Hackett, Executive Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer, 704.714.5102

Artistic Operations

John Clapp, General Manager, 704.714.5121
Sara Gibson, Operations Manager, 704.714.5122
Carrie Graham, Manager of Artistic Planning, 704.714.5103
Nixon Bustos, Music Librarian, 704.714.5125
Becky Rodio, Chorus Manager, 704.714.5001


Virginia Brown, Vice President of Communications & Content, 704.714.5112
Nicole Glaza
, Communications Coordinator, 704.714.5128


Michelle Hamilton, CFRE, Vice President of Development, 704.714.5104
Caroline Cave, Grants Manager, 704.714.5130
Katie Spicer Sutton, Director of Individual Giving, 704.714.5105
Mary Frank SwaimMajor Gifts Officer704.714.5139
Lydia Towery, Prospect Research Manager, 704.714.5133

Education and Community Engagement

Chris Stonnell, Director of Education & Community Engagement, 704.714.5110
Aram Kim Bryan, Director of Youth Orchestra Programs, 704.714.5135
Phoebe Lustig, School & Community Programs Manager, 704.714.5114
Emily Cramton, Youth Orchestra Programs Manager, 704.714.5131
Margaret Maurice,
Project Harmony Coordinator


Brandon VanWaeyenberghe, Director of Finance, 704.714.5111
Jorge Fernandez, Staff Accountant, 704.714.5106


Karen Mueller O'Neill, Vice President of Marketing & Patron Experience, 704.714.5113
Candace Sykes, Director of Marketing & Patron Experience704.714.5123
Chad CalvertVisual Communications Manager, 704.714.5115
Ryan Lund, Patron Services Assistant Manager, 704.972.2003
Meghan Squier, Patron Services Manager, 704.972.2002