Linda Luchetti has been named vice president of basketball operations for the Utah Jazz.

The longtime Larry H. Miller Group of Companies executive and sports industry veteran joins the Jazz front office in a senior management position and will report directly to general manager Dennis Lindsey.

“We are very pleased to be able to add someone of Linda’s character and caliber to a leadership role within basketball operations,” said Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey. “I am confident that her vision and wealth of experience both within the company and externally will prove her to be a valuable addition to the Jazz.”

Luchetti brings to the Jazz more than 30 years of experience inmedia relations, marketing, community relations, philanthropic work and event management, much of it within the sports realm. She has worked for the Jazz’s parent company, the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, in multiple capacities since 2005, and since 2013 had been serving as the company’s executive vice president of communications, where she was responsible for overseeing internal and external corporate communications for the company and its more than 80 businesses and properties operating in 46 states in the areas of automotive, finance, insurance, real estate, sports, entertainment and retail. Luchetti concurrently served as vice president of communications for Larry H. Miller Charities.