A Highly Skilled Corporate Board Member

Marie Royce has extensive experience working throughout the corporate, public service, and non-profit sectors. She has served as a corporate board member for multiple companies and has more than 25 years of experience working in Fortune 500 companies. She has had a global presence within the corporate world, working for multinational companies such as Nokia, Choice Hotels International, and the Proctor & Gamble Company.  

Marie was also the former Assistant Secretary of State, Educational and Cultural Affairs. She served in this position from 2018 to 2021 and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for this role. Within this position, she oversaw a multi-million-dollar budget as well as two Presidentially appointed boards. 

With her extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, Marie has developed expertise in both corporate management and public diplomacy. To learn more about Marie Royce’s experience and skills, reach out to her office.

Highly Educated

In addition to her corporate and government experience, Marie Royce is also highly educated. She has a BSBA from California State Polytechnic University with a double major in Marketing Management and Human Resources Management. She also has a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. With her extensive education and experience, Marie Royce has proven herself as a formidable business leader.


January 2021
Marie Royce, LLC

California and Washington, D.C.

2018 - 2021
U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State, Educational and Cultural Affairs

Washington, D.C. Metro Area

2016 - 2018
Marie Royce, LLC

California and Washington, D.C.

2004 - 2016
Nokia Corporation
Vice President Public Affairs, Americas Region (formerly Alcatel-Lucent)

\Washington, D.C. Metro Area

2007 - 2013


2002 - 2004
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Visiting Professor (Executive in Residence)/Full-time Faculty Member


1998 - 2002
Marriott & Avendra
Senior Director North America, Top 200 Women at Marriott International

Washington, D.C. Metro Area

1997 - 1998
Choice Hotels International
Vice President

Washington, D.C. Metro Area

1984 - 1994
The Procter & Gamble Company
Assistant Group Manager, Account Manager & Sales Manager

Washington, D.C. Metro Area


1994 - 1996
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), International Business, Beta Gamma Sigma

Activities and Societies: Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest academic recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

BSBA, Double Major in Marketing Management and Human Resources Management

Activities and Societies: Chair of University Representatives program. Pi Sigma Epsilon - President of co-ed 140 student national professional sales & marketing fraternity chapter. Top line revenue of $120,000 annually; Beta Kappa chapter was number one in the USA out of 110 universities. Represented chapter in national competition! Awarded top Alumni Member Award in national competition. Served on National Board as Secretary and Alumni Vice President. Worked 36 hours per week/six days while student. As President of three student organizations simultaneously, graduated in four years with a double major in business.


Activities and Societies: HALL OF FAME FOR POMONA CATHOLIC California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society - 3.7/4.0 GPA; GSSA Member; Yearbook Photographer and President of Homeroom, Class Secretary; and President of Outdoors Club & Vice President of Hike and Bike Club... Worked through-out the sophomore, junior and senior school years...