Roberta Graves is the Executive Advisor to the Chairman, CEO & President of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Katrina Adams. In this capacity, she serves as a liaison to international tennis federations for major tennis tournaments across the globe in support of American tennis.
Ms. Graves is also the President of the Black Enterprise Bridge Foundation, a position she has held since 2012, following her role as Vice-President since 2006. The Foundation provides funding to those organizations that inspire underserved Black males, ages 18 and under to build futures, realize dreams and develop leadership skills.
Ms. Gravesâ€™ other non-profit efforts encompass the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program which develops inner-city youth through tennis and education, Hearts of Gold which improves the lives of homeless mothers and their children, and the Chappaqua Diversity Committee which she founded to improve the quality/richness of education by embracing diversity in the curriculum and staff.
In 2008, Roberta was elected to be a Democratic Delegate representing Westchester County at the Democratic National Convention. She also served as a Deputy Field Organizer where she opened & managed an election office in Southwest Philadelphia with more than 500+ volunteers.
Roberta Graves graduated with honors from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. After earning her M.B.A., Ms. Graves worked for a number of years in product management for the Quaker Oats Company and the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company.
Over the past 15 years, Ms. Graves has traveled extensively throughout the world sharing her passion for adventurous travel, cultural discovery and sports by organizing unique womenâ€™s trips all over the globe. Ms. Graves also enjoys competitive racquet sports, golf, hiking and skiing.
Roberta and her husband, Earl Jr. reside in Westchester County, New York. They have four adult children including twin daughters, Erika and Kristin and two sons, Earl III and Theodore.