Board of Commissioners

Memphis Area Transit Authority

Roquita is a consultant, facilitator, civic leader and philanthropist. She specializes in diversity and inclusion, executive coaching and in the design and delivery of inspiring leadership programs and keynotes. As a member of the Board of Commissioners, she governs policy for the Memphis Area Transit Authority, Tennessee’s largest metropolitan transit agency. For the past 22 years, Roquita managed market strategy and commercial relationships, as well as executed short-and long-term business strategy, for supply chain giants UPS and CN Rail. In 2011 she permanently changed the landscape in these male-dominated industries and became the 63rd president—and first African American president—of the Memphis World Trade Club and in 2016 she became one of very few female leaders certified to operate a locomotive on a Class 1 Railroad. 

Roquita has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally –Memphis Business Journal’s Super Women in Business, Rising Stars of North American Railroads, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Distinguished Service Honoree. She holds a bachelors in science in education and masters in organizational leadership from the University of Memphis.