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
Tammy Stokes, Executive Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer, 704.714.5102

Artistic Operations

Celia JelleyDirector of Orchestra Personnel, 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
Becky Rodio, Chorus Manager, 704.714.5001


Virginia Brown, Director of Communications, 704.714.5112


Michelle Hamilton, CFRE, Vice President of Development, 704.714.5104
Caroline Cave, Grants Manager, 704.714.5130
Sarah Cook, Project Manager, 704.714.5108
Katie Spicer Sutton, Annual Fund Manager, 704.714.5105
Mary Frank SwaimMajor Gifts Officer704.714.5139


Chris Stonnell, Director of Education & Community Engagement, 704.714.5110
Phoebe Lustig, School & Community Programs Manager, 704.714.5114
Johammee Romero, Project Harmony Manager, 704.714.5131


Alyssa Schumacher, Staff Accountant, 704.714.5106


Karen Mueller O'Neill, Vice President of Marketing and Patron Experience, 704.714.5113
Candace Sykes, Director of Marketing and Patron Experience704.714.5123
Lily Garzon, Marketing Associate - Subscription Sales, 704.972.2002
Joscelyne Hauserman, Marketing Manager - Single Ticket Sales, 704.714.5128
Laura Ledford, Visual Communications Manager, 704.714.5115