Meet Our Staff

Charlotte Symphony

First Citizens Bank Plaza128 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
Teil Buck, Orchestra Personnel Manager, 704.714.5127
Sara Gibson
, Operations Manager, 704.714.5122
Carrie Graham, Manager of Artistic Planning, 704.714.5103
Nixon Bustos, Music Librarian, 704.714.5125


Nicole Glaza, Communications Coordinator, 704.714.5128


Michelle Hamilton, CFRE, Vice President of Development, 704.714.5104
Leslie AntonielDirector of Donor Engagement704.714.5139
Katie Spicer SuttonDirector of Individual Giving704.714.5105
Caroline Cave, Grants Manager, 704.714.5130
Lydia Towery, Prospect Research Manager, 704.714.5133
Micah CashDevelopment Coordinator704.714.5108

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
Emily Cramton, Youth Orchestra Programs Manager, 704.714.5131
Margaret Maurice,
Project Harmony Coordinator


Brandon VanWaeyenberghe, Director of Finance, 704.714.5111


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