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Meet Our Staff

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


David Fisk, President & Chief Executive Officer
Samantha Hackett, Executive Administrator, 704.714.5102


John Clapp, Vice President of Artistic Operations & General Manager, 704.714.5121
Sara Gibson, Director of Operations, 704.714.5122
Carrie Graham, Director of Artistic Planning, 704.714.5103
Nixon Bustos, Principal Music Librarian, 704.714.5125
Ava Bradley, Assistant Librarian, 704.714.5105
John Jarrell, Stage Manager


Anne Marie Forbes, Vice President of Development, 704.714.5104
Leslie AntonielDirector of Donor Engagement, 704.714.5139
Chrissy GeimannDirector of Annual Fund & Special Events, 704-714-5137
Amanda LoCascio, Director of Corporate Engagement, 704.714.5138
Holly BlackmanGovernment & Institutional Relations Manager, 704.714.5130
Tammy Matula, Database Manager, 704.714.5105

Jennifer Gherardi, Campaign Coordinator, 704.714.5106
Senta Harvey, Development Coordinator - Stewardship & Events, 704.714.5133


Trey McKinney, Staff Accountant
Wendy Laxton (CREO, Inc.), Fractional Vice President of Finance
Chazin & Company, Financial Services


Kirsten Morris, Vice President of Human Resources & Administration, 704.714.5107


Aram Kim Bryan, Vice President of Learning & Community Engagement, 704.714.5135
Emily Gordon, Youth Orchestra Programs Coordinator - Project Harmony, 704.714.5116
Dylan Lloyd, Youth Orchestra Programs Coordinator - CSYO, 704.714.5131
Christen Crumpler, Youth Orchestra Programs Assistant - Project Harmony
Arturo Morales-Garduño, Youth Orchestra Programs Assistant - CSYO
Jirah Montgomery, Youth Orchestra Programs Assistant - CSYO 
Tim Scott, Youth Orchestra Programs Assistant - CSYO


Candace Sykes, Vice President of Marketing & Patron Experience, 704.714.5123
Deirdre Roddin, Director of Communications, 704.714.5112
Nicole Glaza, Senior Manager of Digital Marketing, 704.714.5128

Chad CalvertVisual Communications Manager, 704.714.5115
Stephen Emery, Patron Communications Manager, 704.972.2001 
Meghan Squier, Ticket Services Manager, 704.972.2002
Laura Thomas, Marketing Manager