Roxanne John is Chief-of-Staff to the First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray and also serves as the Executive Director of Gracie Mansion. John most recently worked as Vice President for Marketing at the Institute for International Research (IIR), a provider of trade conferences and expositions; seminars; training events; and specialized business information and networking experiences for a range of major industries, professions and fields of business interest. From serving as marketing director beginning in 1998, to managing director of the US PTI group, and eventually the Vice President of Marketing, John has spent her career in strategic marketing and management of live local and global industry events at IIR.
John earned a B.S. in Economics from Fordham University. She resides in Brooklyn, where she has lived since she was 8 years old.