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 liason to the NHL regarding matters related to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and all day-to-day hockey operations administrative duties.
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 and catering.
Tatum first joined the organization in 1997 as ticket sales manager 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.