Michelle Schwartz

As Chief External Affairs Officer for the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Michelle Schwartz leads the organization’s external engagement efforts with key stakeholders, overseeing government and community relations, impact and communications.

Schwartz joined LA28 from Los Angeles World Airports, which owns and operates Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys general aviation airports. There, she served as Chief Corporate Strategy and Affairs Officer, managing 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.