Patrick Skaggs

Patrick Skaggs, CVE

Patrick joined the Woodruff Arts Center in June 2017. As Vice President of Operations, Patrick leads The Woodruff Arts Center’s special events, food & beverage, box office, patron services, project management, maintenance, engineering, safety, and security.


Patrick has worked in venue management for over 20 years in a variety of venue types (theatres, amphitheaters, stadiums, arenas, and convention centers).  Most recently, he was Assistant General Manager/Sr. Director of Campus Operations for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.


Patrick is a Certified Venue Executive (CVE), which is the highest certification level offered by the International Association of Venue Managers.  He is also an adjunct professor at Georgia State University, teaching Venue Management.


Patrick earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Sport Administration from Florida State University.  Prior to attending FSU, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force.   He lives in Peachtree City, Georgia with his wife Amy and their 3 children