Kimberly Mahoney, Ph.D., CVP

Kimberly Mahoney

Dr. Mahoney has over 28 years of experience in various segments of the sports and entertainment industry. She began her career at the Georgia Dome while in graduate school and then as a full-time intern at the Charlotte Coliseum. She has been working in the industry since then in a variety of capacities: as a contractor, client, and part of the venue management team. Dr. Mahoney has been involved with the opening of three new venues including a convention center, an NFL stadium, and a 20,000-seat arena. Currently, as Principal with Venulogix, she manages a variety of projects for clients related to the guest experience, venue and event operations, and the overall management of public assembly venues. Her ongoing work with Venue Solutions Group (since 2015) has provided additional opportunities to work on projects in a number of venues across the country.

After working as the Account Manager for the NFL Carolina Panthers, her work as Regional Manager with Show Pros Entertainment Services, provided opportunities to work in amphitheaters, speedways, stadiums, and arenas throughout the region on a wide variety of events. She previously served as an Assistant Commissioner with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and as the Director of Communications and Program Development with Columbus Arena Sports & Entertainment (CASE), which oversees the day-to-day operation of Nationwide Arena (home of the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets) and the Jerome Schottenstein Center (home of the Ohio State Buckeyes).

Dr. Mahoney previously served as a full-time faculty member at the University of New Haven (tenured), The Ohio State University, and the University of South Carolina, teaching primarily in the areas of venue management and event management. She is a Certified Venue Professional (CVP) from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).

Dr. Mahoney is lead author of IAVM’s textbook, Public Assembly Venue Management: Sports, Entertainment, Meeting, and Convention Venues (2015 & 2020), and The IAVM Blueprint: Event Management (2016). She received her B.A. in communications (minor in sociology) from the University of Kentucky, her M.Ed. in sport and facility management from the University of Georgia, and her Ph.D. in sport management (minor in research methods and cognate in marketing) from The Ohio State University.