Joyce M. Roché
Ms. Roché has received widespread acclaim for her achievements in the business world: In 2015 she was featured in Business Week’s “How Did I Get Here” and in 1998, Business Week selected her as one of the
“Top Managers to Watch,” and in 1997 she was featured on the cover of Fortune. In 1991 and 1994 respectively, Black Enterprise named Roché one of the “21 Women of Power and Influence in Corporate America” and one of the “40 Most Powerful Black Executives.”
In 2014 The Financial Times selected her as an Outstanding Corporate Director and in 2015 she received the Presidential Medal of Honor from her alma mater, Dillard University. In 2006, Ms. Roché received the Legacy Award during Black Enterprise magazine’s “Women of Power Summit,” and in 2007, she received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Columbia University Women in Business.
Ms. Roché is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and holds an MBA from Columbia University. She has successfully completed Stanford University’s Senior Executive Program and holds honorary doctorate degrees from Dillard University, Bryant University and three other colleges and universities. She currently serves as Lead Director Of AT&T Inc. and also sits on the Board of Directors of Macy’s Inc., Tupperware Brands, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc., and the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities. She previously served as the chair of the Board of Trustees for Dillard University, where she is now Trustee Emerita and has previously served on the boards of Anheuser-Busch Companies, May Department Stores, Girls Inc., and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.