A native of Macon, GA, Joycelyn graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and received her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville. Joycelyn most recently served as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Bar Association (“TBA”) and the Tennessee Legal Community Foundation (“TLCF”) where she managed operations, public policy, membership, and programs for TBA’s 12,000 members across the state. Prior to her arrival at the TBA, Joycelyn worked in private practice for 16 years specializing in labor and employment litigation, immigration, workplace investigations and management training. She will return to private practice in December as the Office Managing Shareholder of Littler’s Nashville office.
Joycelyn currently serves as a Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and as a Master of the Bench in the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court. Joycelyn is a 2022 recipient of Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award and recently served as President Elect of the National Association of Bar Executives. She is a past president of the Nashville Bar Association, the Lawyers’ Association for Women ‐ Marion Griffin Chapter and AgeWell Middle Tennessee. She also served as secretary of the Nashville Farmers Market Board and the Napier Looby Bar Association.