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Yelena Smith
Payroll Manager


Yelena Smith is payroll manager for Santa Monica and Washington offices of the Milken Institute.

Previously she worked for Michelman & Robinson, a labor law firm in Encino, Calif., and at American AutoService Company for AT&T. Smith’s contributions at these companies resulted in the successful re-engineering of their payroll processes.

Her corporate human resources experience includes heavy payroll and benefits administration. Smith has been responsible for general ledger entries and account analysis of the 401k plan. She has established corporate policies involving payroll and implemented several benefit plans.

She holds a B.A. in finance and accounting from St. Petersburg State University in Russia. She works at the Institute's Santa Monica office.