Michelle Smith

Chief People Officer at Utah Jazz

Michelle Smith is the Chief People Officer for the Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. Michelle is responsible for aligning the People & Culture vision and strategy with appropriate practices, policies and programming that are responsive to the changing dynamics of the organization’s workforce and the diverse business needs. Along with the duties of her People & Culture role, Michelle serves as the Co-Chair of the Gail Miller Women’s Leadership Group aiming to inspire and develop women professionals within the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Her commitment to life as a mother first and executive second, as well as the values of hard work, compassion and learning translate into her commitment to people and organizational success. Professional and personal lived experiences have cultivated a strong understanding that no matter the industry, title or position we are all in the “business of relationships”. Michelle has been able to cumulate a broad array of sports industry business experience while being the biggest fan to all those that join her journey.


  • Chief People Officer

    Current role


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