Michelle Smith

Chief People Officer; President of Larry H. Miller Sports + Entertainment

Michelle Smith is the chief people officer at the Larry H. Miller Company and president of Larry H. Miller Sports + Entertainment.

Michelle strategically manages and oversees the operations of key sports and entertainment businesses, including the Salt Lake Bees, Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres, and Big League Utah. She is committed to elevating guest experiences, supporting business partnerships, creating family memories, and enriching lives.

As chief people officer, she is responsible for successful integration and onboarding practices of newly acquired businesses. The role supports the portfolio’s People & Culture vision and strategy with appropriate practices, policies and programming that are responsive to the changing dynamic of the workforce, supportive of the diverse needs of the businesses and ensure consistent commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Larry H. Miller Company.

Prior to her role with the company, Michelle cultivated more than 20 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry gaining business strategy expertise in marketing, sales, and human resources.  Most recently, Michelle served as Chief People Officer for the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz franchise.

Michelle was most recently named as one of Utah Business Magazine’s 2020 “30 Women to Watch,” is a founding board member of Women in Sports & Events (WISE), and was a former co-chair of the Gail Miller Women’s Leadership Group.

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