Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
Anna Roach is Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). In this role, she directs the agency’s work in policy areas that span the various disciplines under ARC’s purview. She also leads the commission’s engagement with elected and appointed officials at the federal, state, and local levels. Prior to joining ARC in 2022, Roach served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Fulton County. A lawyer by training, Roach has worked as a management consultant focusing on operational and business process efficiencies and has held several key legal leadership positions during her career.
Roach is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and the American Bar Association. She serves as an advisory board member at Tyler Technologies, as well as Avenu Insights and Analytics, and is a past board chair of the Atlanta March of Dimes. She holds a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University and a Bachelor 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 four children.