Anna Roach – Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission

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ARC's Executive Director, Anna Roach, leaning against a counter with her hands folded
Anna Roach
Executive Director

Anna Roach is executive director of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the agency which facilitates community and development strategies to enhance the Atlanta region’s growth and competitiveness. She has been a highly effective and collaborative leader during her more than two decades in the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining ARC in 2022, Roach served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Fulton County, the most-populous county in Georgia, where she oversaw 4,500 employees in 38 departments with a budget of $1.2 billion. In this role, she administered the county’s COVID-19 response plans and led efforts to transform the county’s major industrial corridor. Roach also served as Fulton County’s Chief Strategy Officer and Assistant County Manager.

Prior to joining Fulton County, Roach worked as a management consultant focusing on operational and business process efficiencies. Her clients included the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, the State Department of Aging, and the City of East Point.

A lawyer by training, Roach has held several key legal leadership positions during her career, including Assistant Deputy General Counsel for the government of the District of Columbia and administrative law judge in the City of New York. She also worked as an appellate counsel for the Legal Aid Society of New York.

Roach is a current member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and the American Bar Association, serves as an advisory board member at Tyler Technologies and AvenuInsights and Analytics and was past board chair of the March of Dimes, Atlanta market.

She holds a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University and a Bachelor’s of Arts in political science from the State University of New York, College at Cortland.Roach resides in the City of South Fulton with her husband and three children.