Roxy Ndebumadu, District 4 Councilmember
Bowie City Council
Roxy Ndebumadu is a fighter and survivor. A woman defined by resiliency, ambitiousness, and life experiences which taught her to persevere through adversity. She has called Bowie, Maryland her home for over 20 years. An award-winning trailblazer who drives inspiration, leads innovation, and cultivates communities. A storyteller who gets others to face fears and tell stories.
In November 2019, Roxy made history by being the youngest woman elected to serve as Bowie City Councilwoman and the first African American woman to represent District 4 within the State of Maryland. She was re-elected to a second term in November 2023.
Roxy was recognized and appointed by Governor Hogan and County Executive Angela Alsobrooks to the Maryland State Board of Waterworks, most recently the Maryland State Board of Affordable Housing, and the African Diaspora Advisory Board for Prince George’s County, MD. Roxy is currently a Rodel Fellow focusing on Public Leadership.
She graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Despite focusing on Health Sciences, her career took a sudden u-turn. Due to a desire to help tackle technology infrastructure issues in emerging markets and rural areas for underprivileged communities - she transitioned into tech. Previously at Microsoft, Roxy was instrumental in redefining how tech was used both domestically and internationally, spearheading the modernization of cloud businesses and the development of tactical and strategic workstreams. She taught her teams the value of intentionally leading complex systems focused on human-centered design at unheard of scale. Most known for her work in disruptive innovation, Roxy has become the “Olivia Pope” for Federal Government, Commercial Enterprises, and C-suite executives across the world. Currently at Twitch owned by Amazon, Roxy focuses on influencing the company's strategy on combating online harms within the organization of Customer Trust.
Roxy spends her free time selflessly giving to causes such as: Women in Technology, Junior League of Washington, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Advisory Board, The Policy Circle, Brookings Institution, 100 Black Men of America, The Women's Center, Global Give Back Circle, venture capital firms, and advising corporations on technology in emerging markets pro bono.
Councilmember Ndebumadu is Council Liaison to the following City committees: