Jeff Young, who has most recently served as Vice President of Operations for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the entertainment venue. In this position, Young will play a pivotal role in overseeing the daily operations of the organization, ensuring seamless execution of events, optimizing resource utilizations and contributing to the strategic growth and sustainability of the venue.

“Jeff’s commitment and loyalty to the organization is unmatched,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. “We all look forward to him continuing to grow the success of the venue.”

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion was named one of the top amphitheaters in the world in 2023.

Jeff Young, new Chief Operating Officer of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Jeff Young, The Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion's New Chief Operating Officer.

Young has built his career at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion since the gates first opened in 1990. He has held positions from Assistant Facility Manager to Operations Manager and Vice President of Operations. He is one of the few Pavilion employees to have a hand in every expansion and renovation of the venue from the original 10,000 seat capacity to the 16,000+ capacity venue now.

“I am excited to work together with our incredible staff to continue to propel The Pavilion forward,” said Young. “The Pavilion is a world-class venue and I am excited to capitalize on this new position to enhance The Pavilion’s Mission of making the arts accessible to all in our community and beyond.”

A resident of The Woodlands since 1985, Young is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a minor in Economics. Jeff and his wife Melissa live in The Woodlands with their two sons, Liam and Luke.

Additionally The Pavilion has announced, Matt Meyer has been promoted from Facilities Manager to Director of Operations and will oversee facility and production operations for the venue.

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