Roshell R. Rinkins

Director/Grants Administration, Knight Foundation

Roshell R. Rinkins is a skilled negotiator, power broker, and a global business leader with strong business acumen honed at some of the nation’s top Fortune 100 companies including Apple and Procter & Gamble. She is a Supply Chain and Operations expert with diverse business leadership experience spanning across multiple disciplines and industry verticals in both the private and public sector. The South Florida native has built mastery over the last 15 years in logistics, strategic sourcing, supply chain optimization, and operations management.

As the Founder of Liquid Courage Cosmetics, Roshell leads a world class beauty lifestyle movement providing high-quality lipsticks and apparel for over 20K beauty enthusiasts conquering life, family, career and everything in between. As part of her commitment to empower women, Roshell founded The PowHER Brunch, an empowering conversation for women seeking to take their personal brand to the next level. PowHER brunch is a community-building event for upwardly mobile women on the go.

Roshell Rinkins joined Knight Foundation in March 2019 as the Director of Grants Administration. In that role, she is responsible for supporting and improving Knight’s grant-making.

Roshell is a member of the Silicon Valley venture capital cohort, Pipeline Angels; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and previously served on the board of the Carl H. Linder YMCA. Roshell was personally appointed by the Mayor of Cincinnati to become its first Economic Development Chair of the Cincinnati Young Professionals Kitchen Cabinet.

Roshell earned both her Bachelors of Science and MBA degrees from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Her expertise has been featured in various media outlets including Nasdaq, the Huffington Post, and several business/entrepreneurship- related podcasts, among others. Roshell was recently recognized by the Women of Silicon Valley for her contributions in Tech and named “40 Under 40” by the Procter & Gamble Alumni network recognizing employees who continue the mission of touching and improving lives. Roshell is also a proud recipient of Miami Herald/Knight Ridder’s prestigious Silver Knight Award in Business.