Kimberly L. Mahoney, Ph.D., CVP

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Adjunct Professor

Sport Management Department
Pompea College of Business


Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Sport Management

M.Ed., University of Georgia, Sport & Facility Management

B.A., University of Kentucky, Communications

About Kimberly

Dr. Mahoney has over 28 years of experience in various segments of the sports and entertainment industry and currently works as a consultant. 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 involved with 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.

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 co-authored the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) textbook, Public Assembly Venue Management: Sports, Entertainment, Meeting, and Convention Venues (2015 & 2020), and authored 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.

Dr. Mahoney served on the faculty at the University of New Haven (tenured), The Ohio State University, and the University of South Carolina. She is a Certified Venue Professional (CVP) from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and she received the 2017 Unsung Hero Award from The Stadium Business, which recognizes leadership, innovation, and achievement globally. She currently works as a consultant with Venulogix providing services in a variety of areas within the sports and entertainment industry.