Joyce Romanoff

president, Maya Romanoff

With her aesthetic sophistication, technical knowledge and prodigious energy, Joyce Romanoff has worked tirelessly to make the “the art of everyday” scalable enough for global distribution. During Joyce’s tenure at Maya Romanoff the company has expanded substantially, all while staying true to the guiding principals of company founder Maya Romanoff. In 2010 she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Aid to Artisans for her work supporting artisans and bringing their crafts to the forefront in interior design. Joyce Romanoff joined the Maya Romanoff Corporation in 1988 as National Sales Director and became President in 2004. Partnered in both business and family, Joyce and Maya have built an American institution that produces some of the most beautiful –and useful— surfacing materials available. Joyce’s enthusiasm and passion for beautiful products is boundless. Her ongoing focus has been to sustain the company culture of experimentation created by Maya and to continually evolve as a company. Joyce’s core business philosophy encourages creativity and risk-taking while remaining disciplined and cognizant of business fundamentals. Before joining Maya Romanoff, Joyce worked as Sales Director in Pharmaceutical Sales, supervising an extensive sales force. There she learned the power of samples, which proved to be a valuable lesson in marketing Maya Romanoff’s exquisite products. Prior to that, her work in the world of fashion and furs honed her appreciation of couture and luxury brands. In 2010, with Joyce at the helm, the company received certification as a Woman Owned Business from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest thirdparty certifier of businesses that are owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. This certification makes the Maya Romanoff Corporation eligible for Supplier Diversity programs and projects. She vigorously supports various Parkinson’s foundations including the Rehabilitations Institute of Chicago (RIC). She also supports DIFFA, NEWH, The Wilson Foundation, The International Campaign for Tibet, Hadassah, and Aid to Artisans.