Chief Strategy Officer, Fulton County, GA
Mrs. Roach serves as the Deputy County Manager - Chief Strategy Officer for Fulton County Government, the largest County within the State of Georgia serving nearly 1 million residents and consisting of over 5,000 employees in 38 departments with a combined annual budget of nearly $1.2 billion. In addition to managing seven county agencies and the strategic direction for the County’s justice agencies, she has responsibility to develop, manage, and communicate activities to drive an inclusive strategic planning process that translates board-adopted priorities into an actionable, multi-year strategic plan. She also oversees the County’s tiered, performance management structure, producing monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports, and making public to our citizens and stakeholders the County’s performance data, and develops business cases for transformational initiatives implemented county-wide.
Mrs. Roach has over seventeen years of experience practicing law, working in government, and serving as a consultant to government agencies. She has used her training as an attorney to serve in the public realm in a number of distinct ways, beginning with her tenure as an Administrative Law Judge of the City of New York. Later in the office of the General Counsel, Mrs. Roach served the Mayor of the District of Columbia as head of the Legal and Policy Unit which responsibilities included: establishing legislative priorities for each district agency; maintaining district-wide personnel rules, regulations and orders; and serving as a subject-matter expert and providing legal counsel on all personnel matters. Just prior to joining Fulton County, Mrs. Roach worked as a consultant for both government and quasi-government agencies, overseeing work streams designed to identify and develop solutions to address operational and business process inefficiencies. Clients included the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, the State Department of Aging and the City of East Point.
Mrs. Roach has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the State University of New York at Cortland, and a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University, School of Law. She serves on the Atlanta Market Board of the March of Dimes, and on the Board of Trustees for Arlington Christian School.