Joan Palumbo

Manager of Marketing & Community Relations

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Joan started with the Checkers in 2008 as a game night intern and continued to work as an intern and in merchandise until graduating high school. After getting a Public Relations degree from Appalachian State University in 2015, Joan joined the Checkers’ PR team. She coordinates team appearances, community initiatives and manages the merchandise department.


Hometown Charlotte, NC
College and major Appalachian State University / Public Relations
Favorite sports team Charlotte Checkers and App State Mountaineers
Favorite dessert Tacos
Best thing about your job Getting to work for the team I grew up watching and supporting
Hobbies Checking out new local restaurants and breweries
One place you’ve always wanted to visit Greece
Last place you went on vacation Block Island, RI
Ranch or blue cheese? I dip everything in ranch
Favorite pizza topping Spinach, mushrooms and onions
Pets A pug named Dusty
Favorite Checkers memory Getting my first Checkers puck when I was 5 years old
Previous jobs Camp counselor at Camp Tekoa
Community Initiative The Possibility Project