NAME: Joyce Brayboy
ORGANIZATION: Goldman Sach’s
WHAT MAKES THIS PERSON A GAME CHANGER: After serving as the chief of staff for North Carolina Congressman Melvin Watt for 12 years, Joyce Brayboy joined Goldman Sach’s as a lobbyist for the financial giant’s revamped government relations team. In 2011, The Washington Government Relations Group selected Brayboy for “The Lobbyist of the Year” Award. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Brayboy was a managing director at Glover Park Group. Additionally, she has held a variety of congressional leadership positions including the leader of a bipartisan delegation to the 20th anniversary exchange program between the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag and Bundesrat and the making history as the first African-American president of the House Chiefs of Staff Association. She was also a recipient of the John C. Stennis Fellowship. She has also held positions at the Democratic National Committee. In 2007 and 2009, she was appointed as the At-Large member and a Super Delegate for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. . In 2007, Brayboy founded the African-American Women on the Hill Network. She is a member of Common Threads Advisory Committee, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Corporate Advisory Committee, Johnson C. Smith University Board of Visitors, UNCF Special Programs Corporation Board, as well as treasurer of The Faith and Politics Institute.