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consultant , personnel executive

Francis Xavier Mahoney, American personnel executive, consultant. Award, 1977), American Management Association, American Psych.


Mahoney, Francis Xavier was born on October 1, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Francis Dennis and Miriam Virginia (McCarthy) Mahoney.


Bachelor of Science, Boston College, 1953. Master of Education, University Vermont, 1964, Master of Science, 1966. Doctor of Education, University Houston, 1973.

Postgraduate United States Army Command and General Staff College, Industrial College of Armed Forces, 1975.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1953. Advanced through grades to major, 1964. Instructor, aide-de-camp Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1957-1961.

Operations officer, Korea, 1961-1962. Assistant professor military science University Vermont, Burlington, 1962-1966. Resigned, 1966; management trainer Humble Oil (now Exxon Company United States of America), Houston, 1966-1969, head department industrial relations Baton Rouge refinery, 1969-1971, headquarters personnel development advisor, Houston, 1971-1978, personnel advisor medical activities, Houston, 1980-1982, headquarters personnel development consultant, Houston, 1982-1983.

Public affairs education advisory Exxon Corporation, 1978-1980. Vice president management training systems Institute Management Improvement and Thoughtware, Inc., Coconut Grove Florida, 1983-1985. President F.X. Mahoney Associate, since 1985.

Executive director, founder Center Institutional Effectiveness, since 1988;marketing director (on loan from Exxon United States of America) Higher Education Management Institute, 1978-1980. Special consultant American Council on Education, 1978-1981. Consultant Institute for Management Improvement in Nonprofit Organizations, 1980-1983.

Adjunct professor management Houston Baptist University Graduate School. Adjunct professor education University Houston Graduate School. Adjunct professor business Rice University, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor editor: Personnel, since 1984. Certified United States Army Research and Development Specialist. Decorated Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service medal.


Member American Society Training and Development (recipient Torch Award, 1977), American Management Association, American Psychology Association, Society Industrial Organizational Psychs., Organization Development Network, Executive Service Coprs-Houston, Reserve Officers Association, University Houston Alumni (director, executive committee).


Married Alice Catherine Duffy, June 13, 1953. Children– Francis Xavier, Stephen Patrick, Alice Jean.

Francis Dennis Mahoney

Miriam Virginia (McCarthy) Mahoney

Alice Catherine Duffy

Francis Xavier Mahoney

Stephen Patrick Mahoney

Alice Jean Mahoney