LA28 names Michelle Schwartz Chief External Affairs Officer

LOS ANGELES – The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games today announce the appointment of Michelle Schwartz as Chief External Affairs Officer. In this newly created role, Schwartz will lead the organization’s external engagement efforts with key stakeholders, overseeing government relations, community engagement, impact and communications.

“Michelle is a terrific addition to the LA28 senior leadership team,” said LA28 Chief Executive Officer Kathy Carter. “Her breadth of experience across the public and private sector will ensure we’re doing everything we can to deliver a successful Games for the Los Angeles community. I couldn’t be more excited to have her on the team.”

Schwartz joins LA28 from Los Angeles World Airports where she served as Chief Corporate Strategy and Affairs Officer overseeing policy development, stakeholder communications, social responsibility, guest experience and innovation.

Previously, Schwartz served as Chief of Staff of the Federal Aviation Administration, Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Senior Director of Government Affairs for Charter Communications and Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.

A former litigation attorney, Schwartz received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

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