Sekou Siby

National Deputy Director and HR Director

Siby leads the national staff to support membership operations, training and education programs, community and public engagement, as well as policy advocacy and organizational development. Under his leadership, ROC United is building worker power, and promoting policies that improve the lives of restaurant workers and their communities. Siby’s inspiring story tells a remarkable rise from his native Ivory Coast to New York City, where he survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He first worked as a cab driver, a cook at the Windows on the World, and then co-founded ROC United, managing and organizing major campaigns and bringing hundreds of restaurant workers to victory against wage theft and wage inequality. A polyglot speaking six languages Siby was featured in major national publications and television networks. In 2018, he was awarded the prestigious National Leading from the Inside Out Yearlong Fellowship by the Rockwood Leadership Institute. He holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix School of Business and is finishing up his doctoral studies at. 

Al Chavez

National Deputy Director of Organizing and Campaigns

Alicia Renee Farris

National Deputy Director and HR Director

Raymond Pettit

Associate Director of Institutional Giving

Eva Putzova

Communications and Technology Director

Teófilo Reyes

Research Director