Chief Corporate Strategy and Affairs Officer
Los Angeles World Airports
Michelle Schwartz is chief corporate strategy and affairs officer at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), responsible for developing, managing and implementing department-wide policy and strategies that advance LAWA’s agenda and priorities. She creates cross-functional teams that work across organizational lines, fostering innovation, creativity and problem solving; manages relationships and communications with all internal and external stakeholders; shepherds the department’s innovation, technology, guest experience and digital strategy; and manages LAWA’s social responsibilities, including providing opportunities for local people and businesses. A member of LAWA’s Executive Committee, Schwartz assists the CEO in developing LAWA’s policies and setting direction for the organization both internally and externally.