Senior Vice president of Human ResourcesAtlanta Braves
Lara Juras is starting her 13th season with the Atlanta Braves, and was promoted in September of 2017 from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Human Resources. The last few years have contained many significant moments as she successfully transitioned the Front office space from Turner Field to the stunning SunTrust Park which anchors The Battery Atlanta, a mixed-use development and a new business for the organization. In her role, Juras oversees all human resources initiatives for the Atlanta Braves, their four minor league affiliates as well as their newest affiliate the Battery Atlanta. Juras and her HR team focus on talent acquisition, professional development, employee engagement and the organizational culture, as well as the everyday HR administrative processes. Juras joined the Braves in January 2006 as the Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining the Braves, she started her baseball resume with the Detroit Tigers, where she created the Human Resource function and was instrumental in the transition from Tiger Stadium to Comerica Park.
In addition to her duties with the Braves, Juras has been a part of Minor League Baseball’s Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities (PBEO) steering committee, and has been a member of MiLB’s Women in Baseball Leadership event which is held annually at the Winter Meetings. Other activities include membership in COBB Executive Women and most recently her daughter’s Daisy Girl Scout Troop Co-Leader.
Born in Dearborn, Michigan, Juras graduated from Albion College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and communication. She and her husband Paul reside in Roswell with their children, Kiana and Joshua.