Doug Booher serves as Executive Director of University Events and IU Auditorium at Indiana University. Known for its presentation of a wide variety of events from university ceremonies and conference events to the latest popular concerts and Broadway attractions, IU Auditorium is a 3,200-seat proscenium theatre has been a model of campus and community programming and engagement since it was opened in 1941. Established in 2010, IU Event Services provides all event staff and management for major university events including IU Athletics events, as well as talent buying responsibilities for all university-owned venues. In his role for University Events, he offers leadership, creative and compliance services for all executive, advancement and ceremonial events on IU’s campuses. Together, IU Auditorium, Event Services, and University Events serve over one million guests each year.
Booher is one of 215 venue and event professionals across the world who has earned the Certified Venue Executive (CVE) designation and is a proud graduate of Indiana University. He has served as Chair of the International Association of Venue Managers, as well as holding membership in the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, the Collegiate Events and Facility Managers Association, and the Event Safety Alliance.
Throughout his career, he has presented extensively in the areas of expert guest service, safety and security, event management and artist contract negotiation and serves as an adjunct lecturer in IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.