Vice President of Team Operations
Brian Tatum is in his 16th year with the Hurricanes. He was named vice president of team operations during the summer of 2012, after five years as senior director of team operations. As vice president of team operations, Tatum oversees the hockey operations and media relations departments, managing all of the responsibilities of the players, coaches and hockey staff in those areas, as well as continuing the roles he filled as the team services manager. Tatum served as the Hurricanes’ team services manager from 2000-2006, and was responsible for the coordination of all of the team’s travel, including accommodations, transportation and catering.
Before joining the team’s hockey staff, Tatum served as the Hurricanes’ ticket sales manager. He joined the organization in 1997 after earning a master’s degree in sports management from North Carolina State University. Tatum 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.