DALLAS (CelebrityAccess) — The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) on Wednesday announced that they have selected Brad Mayne, CFE, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 19, 2016.
In addition to his duties at IAVM, Mayne will also serve as the President and CEO of the IAVM Foundation.
Mayne's return to the Dallas region will be something of a homecoming for him as he previously served as President and CEO of Center Operating Co. and the American Airlines Center from 1998-2012.
Mayne has most notably been involved in IAVM through his service at the Venue Management School at Oglebay and the school’s Graduate Institute, where he has served as dean since 2012 and served on the school’s Board of Regents since 1997. Among the long list of awards he has received throughout his career are the Charles A. McElravy Award in 2009 and the Legacy Award from the IAVM Foundation in 2011.
Mayne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Leisure Studies in 1978 from the University of Utah before embarking on his public assembly venue career at the Salt Palace Center in Salt Lake City, UT. He earned his Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) designation in 1992.
“I am thrilled to take on this new professional challenge for an organization that is critical in advancing the work and professional practice of venue management and is so highly valued among industry professionals,” Mayne said in a press statement. – Staff Writers