Chris Bailey is the Vice President of Premium Seating for Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment (LHMSE), overseeing the Premium sales and service operations for the Utah Jazz (NBA), Salt Lake Bees (MiLB), Salt Lake City Stars (NBA G League) and Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Chris graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communication from Utah Valley University. Since joining the Jazz shortly thereafter, Chris has held positions in Youth Programs, Fan Relations and Premium Seating.
During his stewardship over LHMSE Premium Seating assets, Chris’ teams have consistently produced double digit revenue growth and achieved more than 90% retention each year. In recent years, Chris played an instrumental role in the renovation and reopening of Vivint Smart Home Arena and has led his team to some of the top marks in the NBA, including: #1 suite lease revenue growth (64%), #1 in suites paid sell-through, #2 in club seat revenue growth (108%), #2 in floor seats revenue growth (53%) and more. In 2017-18 his team was awarded the “NBA New Sales Campaign of the Year” for their 2017-18 Premium Seating efforts.
Chris’ greatest accomplishment is convincing his wife of now 10 years to marry him and together raise their four kids – one rowdy boy and three beautiful girls.