Chief Operating Officer

Anna Roach

Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Roach serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Fulton County Government, the largest County within the State of Georgia serving nearly 1 million residents.  Fulton County has over 5,000 employees in 38 departments with a combined annual budget of nearly $1.2 billion.  In addition to managing all departments with the Public Safety, Health and Human Services, and Infrastructure services clusters, she is responsible for managing an aggressive customer service improvement agenda across all county functions, and overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in capital expenditures within the information technology, facilities and water infrastructure programs.

Prior to taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Roach served as the County’s Chief Strategy Officer where she had responsibility to develop, manage, and communicate activities to drive an inclusive strategic planning process that translated board-adopted priorities into an actionable multi-year strategic plan.  In that role, she also oversaw the County’s tiered, performance management structure, tasked with producing monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports.  These reports make public to citizens and stakeholders, the County’s performance data and also develop business cases for transformational initiatives implemented county-wide.

Mrs. Roach has over twenty 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 Political Science from the State University of New York at Cortland, and a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University, School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and remains in good standing.  In addition to maintaining affiliation with several professional institutions, Mrs. Roach serves on the Atlanta Market Board of the March of Dimes, the Board of Trustees for Arlington Christian School, the Advisory Board for Tyler Technologies – Socrata Performance Division, and the Advisory Board for Avenu Insights and Analytics.  She lives with her husband and children in South Fulton.