Our Staff

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The FFTC team is honored to serve our community, clients and partners. We invite you to connect with us.

Executive Office

Catherine P. Bessant

Catherine P. Bessant

Chief Executive Officer

Email

704.973.4531

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Abby Clark

Chief of Staff

Email

704.973.4502

Leadership Team

Portrait of Qiana Austin

Qiana Austin

Vice President & Scholarships Program Officer

Email

704.973.4535

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson

Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Risk Officer

Email

704.973.4594

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Catherine P. Bessant

Catherine P. Bessant

Chief Executive Officer

Email

704.973.4531

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Alyssa R. Federico, CPA

Alyssa Federico, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Email

704.973.4517

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Tara Keener

Tara Keener

Chief Marketing Officer

Email

704.973.4570

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Elizabeth Kiser

Elizabeth Kiser

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Email

704.973.4515

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Bill Lorenz

Bill Lorenz

Chief Operating Officer

Email

704.973.4505

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Andrea Phelps

Andrea Phelps

Vice President, IT and Business Liaison

Email

704.973.4514

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federico rios

Federico Rios

Senior Vice President, Robinson Center for Civic Leadership

Email

704.973.4513

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jose rivas

Jose Rivas

Human Resources Executive

Email

704.973.4912

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Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement and Centers for Giving

Email

704.973.4511

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Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca Rodriguez, CPA, CFP®

Controller

Email

704.998.6425

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Sean Seifert

Sean Seifert

Carolina Theatre Executive

Email

704.973.4925

Evan Wolkofsky

Evan Wolkofsky

General Counsel

Email

704.973.4558

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Initiative & Affiliate Leadership

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Sherri Chisholm

Executive Director, Leading on Opportunity

Email

704.870.4641

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Munro Richardson

Executive Director, Read Charlotte

Email

704.666.5151

blair stanford

Blair Stanford

Executive Director of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council

Email

704.973.4911

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Aisha Strothers

Aisha Strothers

Executive Director, Greater Steps Scholars

Email

704.973.4567

Phil Warshauer

Phil Warshauer

Executive Director, Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Email

704.973.4544

Philanthropic Advancement

Rebekah Allison

Rebekah Allison, CAP®

Vice President, Center for Personal Philanthropy

Email

704.973.4553

Doug Benson

Doug Benson

Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Risk Officer

Email

704.973.4594

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kim dixon

Kim Dixon

Board and Relationship Specialist

Email

704.973.4580

Jessie Hermann

Jessie Hermann

Assistant Vice President, Nonprofit Partnerships

Email

704.973.4920

olivia horton

Olivia Horton

Assistant Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement

Email

704.973.4963

Perrine Iannacchione

Perrine Iannacchione

Client Engagement Specialist

Email

704.973.4951

Elizabeth Kiser

Elizabeth Kiser

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Email

704.973.4515

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abby kleber

Abby Kleber

Assistant Vice President of Stewardship & Legacy Giving, Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Email

704.973.4554

Nancy Lagomarcino

Nancy Lagomarcino, MPA

Assistant Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy

Email

704.973.4921

hannah latragna

Hannah Latragna

Administrative Assistant, Centers For Giving

Email

704.973.4548

Stephanie Mudd

Stephanie Mudd

Vice President, Philanthropic Business Development

Email

704.973.4546

sarah beth munson

Sarah Beth Munson

Assistant Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement

Email

704.973.4520

Sara Piner

Sara Piner, CAP®

Vice President, Philanthropic Services & Planned Giving

Email

704.973.4576

Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement and Centers for Giving

Email

704.973.4511

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Ayanna Wakefield

Ayanna Wakefield Lutin

Assistant Vice President, Philanthropic Services

Email

704.973.4543

Phil Warshauer

Phil Warshauer

Executive Director, Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Email

704.973.4544

Carolina Theatre

Catherine P. Bessant

Catherine P. Bessant

Chief Executive Officer

Email

704.973.4531

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Alyssa R. Federico, CPA

Alyssa Federico, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Email

704.973.4517

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Sara Rae

Sara Rae

Assistant Vice President of Facility Operations

Email

704.973.4519

Sean Seifert

Sean Seifert

Carolina Theatre Executive

Email

704.973.4925

Evan Wolkofsky

Evan Wolkofsky

General Counsel

Email

704.973.4558

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Community Programs & Civic Leadership

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Qiana Austin

Vice President & Scholarships Program Officer

Email

704.973.4535

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Rhonda Dean

Rhonda Dean

Vice President, Board Management

Email

704.998.6404

Nicole Fote

Nicole Fote

Assistant Vice President, Community Programs and Civic Leadership

Email

704.973.4559

Elizabeth Kiser

Elizabeth Kiser

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Email

704.973.4515

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Carla F. McCrorey

Carla McCrorey

Senior Scholarship Specialist

Email

704.973.4538

tiara miles

Tiara Miles

Board & Grants Specialist

Email

704.973.4506

Alix Preston-Becton

Alix Preston-Becton

Program & Operations Specialist

Email

704.973.4527

federico rios

Federico Rios

Senior Vice President, Robinson Center for Civic Leadership

Email

704.973.4513

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tracy russ

Tracy Russ

Special Advisor for Civic Initiatives

Email

704.973.4926

ismael salgado

Ismael Salgado

Program Manager

Email

704.973.4902

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Edwenda Scantling

Assistant Vice President, Scholarships

Email

704.973.4582

David Snider

David Snider

Vice President & Program Officer

Email

704.973.4528

blair stanford

Blair Stanford

Executive Director of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council

Email

704.973.4911

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Aisha Strothers

Aisha Strothers

Executive Director, Greater Steps Scholars

Email

704.973.4567

jamie wildgoose

Jamie Wildgoose

Board and Grants Specialist

Email

704.973.4550

Alex Wiltberger

Alex Wiltberger

Board & Grants Specialist

Email

704.973.4914

Kim Zona

Kim Zona

Executive Assistant, Civic Leadership

Email

704.973.4501

Donor Relations

Jill Blumenthal

Jill Blumenthal

Senior Donor Relations Specialist

Email

704.973.4541

Whitney Franklin

Whitney Durham Franklin

Assistant Vice President, Donor Relations

Email

704.973.4533

Caitlin James

Caitlin James

Vice President, Donor Relations

Email

704.973.4942

Elizabeth Kiser

Elizabeth Kiser

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Email

704.973.4515

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Danielle Ruffin

Danielle Ruffin

Donor Relations Specialist

Email

704.973.4526

Events

Jeff Bowers

Jeff Bowers

Porter

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Brittany Brathwaite

Brittany Brathwaite

Special Event Manager, Social

Email

704.973.4561

stuart clark

Stuart Clark

Assistant Event Manager

Email

704.973.4525

Tara Keener

Tara Keener

Chief Marketing Officer

Email

704.973.4570

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ervin ledbetter

Ervin Ledbetter

Special Events Manager, Corporate and Nonprofit

Email

704.998.6411

marla neely

Marla Neely

Vice President, Special Events

Email

704.998.6410

Tenneh Poprawski

Tenneh Poprawski

Porter

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sarah slaughter

Sarah Slaughter

Conference Center Manager

Email

704.973.4904

Finance

Alyssa R. Federico, CPA

Alyssa Federico, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Email

704.973.4517

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Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca Rodriguez, CPA, CFP®

Controller

Email

704.998.6425

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Human Resources

Savannah Fung

Savannah Fung

Human Resources Coordinator

Email

704.973.4507

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Tashmiere Hunter

Human Resources Manager

Email

704.973.4975

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Monica Jennings

Benefits and Payroll Manager, Human Resources

Email

704.973.4521

jose rivas

Jose Rivas

Human Resources Executive

Email

704.973.4912

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eddie taylor

Eddie Taylor

DEIB and Engagement Manager

Email

704.973.4532

Information Technology

Bridget Burns

Bridget Burns

Associate Systems Administrator

Email

704.973.4918

Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

Vice President & Director of IT

Email

704.973.4509

Tatijuana Littles

Tatijuana Littles

IT Support Associate

Email

704.973.4915

Dan Manes

Dan Manes

Senior Manager, Information Technology

Email

704.973.4900

Amber Morgan

Amber Morgan

IT Business Analyst

Email

704.973.4903

Andrea Phelps

Andrea Phelps

Vice President, IT and Business Liaison

Email

704.973.4514

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Investments

Doug Benson

Doug Benson

Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Risk Officer

Email

704.973.4594

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Stephen Berard

Stephen Berard

Assistant Vice President, Investments

Email

704.973.4542

bobby chambers

Bobby Chambers

Investment Analyst

Email

704.973.4571

kim dixon

Kim Dixon

Board and Relationship Specialist

Email

704.973.4580

natalie wolf

Natalie Wolf, CIMA®

Director of Investments

Email

704.973.4539

Legal

robin barefoot

Robin Barefoot

Associate General Counsel & Vice President

Email

704.973.4545

Doug Benson

Doug Benson

Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Risk Officer

Email

704.973.4594

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casey mahon

Casey Mahon

Executive Administrative Assistant

Email

704.973.4512

Evan Wolkofsky

Evan Wolkofsky

General Counsel

Email

704.973.4558

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Marketing & Communications

loren allison

Loren Allison

Content Specialist

Email

704.973.4508

Susan Gray

Susan Gray

Executive Assistant

Email

704.973.4588

Timothy Hager

Timothy Hager

Vice President, Communications

Email

704.973.4587

Tara Keener

Tara Keener

Chief Marketing Officer

Email

704.973.4570

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Jennifer McClave

Jennifer McClave

Vice President, Marketing Operations

Email

704.973.4589

Ashley Thurmond

Ashley Thurmond

Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Email

704.973.4928

Erica Tomashitis

Erica Tomashitis

Communications Specialist

Email

704.973.4540

Real Estate & Facilities Management

yvette byrd

Yvette Byrd

Receptionist

Email

704.973.4500

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Steve Carto

Vice President of Facility Management

Email

704.998.6469

Sara Rae

Sara Rae

Assistant Vice President of Facility Operations

Email

704.973.4519

Sean Seifert

Sean Seifert

Carolina Theatre Executive

Email

704.973.4925