Janet Rollé is the General Manager at Parkwood Entertainment, founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. Rollé leads Parkwood’s business operations and development, including strategic partnerships and investments, finance, human resources, legal & business affairs, information technology, and marketing. She manages the P&L across all company lines of business including music, video and live performance production, touring, artist management, ancillary businesses and digital. Rollé has over 25 years of business leadership experience, for some of the most beloved and enduring global consumer media brands. In October 2020, Rollé was appointed as the first female and first African-American Director of BuzzFeed, Inc. She is also the board’s first Independent Director. For the past 10 years, Rollé has served as a Director of Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRV), one of the oldest and largest African-American managed banks in the US. She serves on the Compensation Committee and has been Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee. During her tenure on the board, the bank raised $55 million in capital and completed a sale of its corporate headquarters in Harlem, under challenging market conditions and an intense regulatory environment. She is currently providing guidance to senior management and their agency partner on the introduction of a new line of products to grow core deposits and small business relationships. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and has completed advanced training through the American Bankers Association. Rollé also served for two terms on the Nominating Committee of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), where she led an effort to redesign and reimagine the board recruiting and evaluation process. During her tenure, the Nominating Committee appointed the first VP who would become the first African-American, first former professional tennis player and youngest-ever person to serve as President, Chairman and CEO of the USTA in its over 125-year history. Rollé also served as a Presidential Appointee, advising the board and USTA executive leadership on business development for the US Open. Rollé has also served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Forum of NY, an invitation-only organization of high-achieving professional women, and the American Foundation for The University of the West Indie. Rollé was also sponsored by the prominent venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz to attend the Directors’ College at Stanford University. Rollé has served as EVP & CMO for CNN Worldwide, overseeing the positioning and promotion of CNN’s multiple networks and services. Rollé earned her MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where she was the President of the Black Business Students Association. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the State University of New York at Purchase. She lives in New Rochelle, NY.