Big 12 Conference Staff
Big 12 Conference
400 East John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
Big12Sports.com / @Big12Conference / #Big12
Title: Executive Associate Commissioner - General Counsel
Kelvin Smith joined the Big 12 staff in September 2017 and currently serves as Executive Associate Commissioner – General Counsel.
Smith joined the Big 12 from Learfield where he served as Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. As the first person to occupy the in-house counsel position for the company, he was intimately involved in the negotiation of multi-media rights agreements with Learfield’s collegiate athletic properties. He also played a significant role in the sale of Learfield from Providence Equity to Atairos.
Prior to joining Learfield, Smith served as a corporate associate for King & Spalding LLP and as a finance associate for Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. Smith is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.