Vice President, Field Operations, Volunteer Resources, and Youth Protection, FIRST
Roseann Stevens is Vice President of Field Operations, Volunteer Resources, and Youth Protection at FIRST. She is responsible for field operations and has principal responsibility for overseeing Regional Directors and Committees; managing global Volunteer and Mentoring Resources – including 50 Senior Mentors and 50 AmeriCorps VISTA members; leading the FIRST Youth Protection Program; and organizing and promoting Regional Events and Strategic Partners for FIRST.
Stevens has been affiliated with FIRST for more than 10 years, serving as a Mentor, Judge, and Judge Advisor for FIRST events. She has more than 25 years of industrial technology experience in the automotive industry, having worked for Tier-1 suppliers such as Lear, Visteon, and Metaldyne. She became the first female vice president at Lear and was instrumental in leading the sales team that won the first-complete interior program. Her specialties include organizing global sales teams and expanding markets.
She began her career with the Ford Motor Company and has twice been listed on "The 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry." In addition, she has served on the boards of CLARCOR, Inforum, the Automotive Women’s Alliance, and the Girl Scouts of Metro Detroit. She holds a bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Detroit Mercy.