Senior Vice President, Planning and Development
Janet Marie Smith joined the Dodgers in 2012, and during her six years in Los Angeles, she has overseen the large-scale improvement/expansion projects at Dodger Stadium and Campo Las Palmas (the club's home in the Dominican Republic) in her role as senior vice president of planning and development. From modernizing the stadium to incorporating the club's rich history into the ballpark experience, Smith's fan-friendly touches have helped keep Dodger Stadium - the third-oldest ballpark in baseball - as one of the premier venues in all of sports.
Recently, Smith was the Edward P. Bass Visiting Professor at Yale University School of Architecture during the Fall of 2017.
Smith is best known in baseball for her work on Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which set the standard for a new wave of ballparks after its opening in 1992. Smith worked for the Orioles from 1989-94 as vice president of planning and development during the design and construction of the park. She later re-joined the club from 2009-12 to direct renovations and expansion of the Orioles' spring training facility in Sarasota, FL., and upgrades to Camden Yards.
From 2002-2009, Smith served as senior vice president of planning and development for the Boston Red Sox, overseeing the preservation and expansion of Fenway Park. Smith was president of Turner Sports and Entertainment Development and vice president of planning and development for the Atlanta Braves from 1994-2000, when she helped transform the 1996 Olympic Stadium into Turner Field and she oversaw the development of the Philips Arena, then home to the NBA Hawks and NHL Thrashers.
Outside of baseball, Smith has worked on development projects including Battery Park City in New York, unfulfilled plans for Pershing Square in LA, redevelopment of former industrial buildings on Baltimore's waterfront as well as renovation plans for the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, CA.
Smith holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Mississippi State University and a masters' in urban planning from City College of New York. A native of Jackson, Miss., Smith resides in Baltimore with her husband, Bart Harvey, and has three children.