Antony Bonavita, CFE
Sr. Vice President, Facility Operations
Cavaliers Operating Company & Quicken Loans Arena
Antony Bonavita is currently the Senior Vice President, Facility Operations where his primary duties include day to day operations, guest experience, event booking and project management of all the facilities under the Cavaliers Operating Company umbrella including; The Quicken Loans Arena, home to the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, AHL Cleveland Monsters, and the AFL Cleveland Gladiators, Cleveland Clinic Courts, a $27 million, state-of-the-art practice facility for the Cavaliers, as well as the practice facilities for the Monsters and Gladiators.
Antony joined the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena Organization as Vice President of Facility Operations in June 2010 after serving for two years as Assistant General Manager for the San Antonio Spurs and AT&T Center. Prior to that, he spent 13 years in collegiate athletics at Stony Brook University, New York, where he started off as a marketing intern and worked his way up to the Assistant Director of Athletics for Facility and Event Operations. Antony earned both his degrees at Stony Brook; a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and his master’s degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in leadership and management.
A Certified Facilities Executive (CFE), Antony has more than 21 years of experience in facility and event management, and is credited for his progressive thinking and focus on the overall guest experience.
Antony is an active member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), where he also teaches at the Venue Management School. He is a member of the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) and additionally serves on the Board of Directors of the National Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Chapter as well as City Year of Cleveland and is involved with numerous fundraisers in support of Autism Awareness.
A native New Yorker, Antony and his wife Jaclyn and their two sons, Dominic and Luca, reside in Avon, Ohio and are very happy to call Northeast Ohio home.