Assistant General Manager
Brian Tatum, 40, is entering his 17th year with the Carolina Hurricanes and his first as assistant general manager. As assistant general manager, the Raleigh native’s responsibilities include staff contract negotiations, scheduling, serving as the club’s liaison to the NHL regarding matters related to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and all hockey related administrative duties. He also serves as the internal liaison for the hockey department and business operations and he will continue to manage the communications department.
Prior to his promotion to assistant general manager on April 28, 2014, Tatum served as vice president of team operations for two seasons, and as senior director of team operations for five years. Tatum was the Hurricanes’ team services manager from 2000-2006, responsible for the coordination of all of the team’s travel, including accommodations, transportation, catering and all player-related requests.
Tatum first joined the organization in 1997 as an intern in public relations and was hired in the ticket sales department after earning a master’s degree in sports management from North Carolina State University. He earned his undergraduate degree from UNC-Wilmington, where he was an infielder on the Seahawks’ baseball team.
Tatum was raised in Raleigh and was a standout baseball and basketball player at Broughton High School. He and his wife, Liz, reside in Raleigh.