Rosetta Jo “Joey” Beckford is a graduate of the University of Memphis. In addition to serving as a Board member at MMI, she serves on the board of the Germantown Performing Arts Center, previously as its president. Joey has volunteered for Opera Memphis and participated in the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Mei-Ann Circle Guild. A graduate of Leadership Germantown, Joey is also a member of the Memphis advisory board for Facing History & Ourselves and the Shelby County chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Along with her husband Dr. Neal Beckford, she has co-chaired the annual fundraising gala for the Germantown Performing Arts Center and was a co-founder for the center’s Jazz Society. In 2014, she and Dr. Beckford were named as the Germantown Arts Alliance Arts Patrons of the Year. Besides her numerous community activities, Joey has a rich and varied business background in sales and management. The Beckfords have three adult children. They enjoy family, music, reading, traveling, and attending performing arts events.