Roshell R. Rinkins – Knight Foundation
Roshell Rinkins, Vice President of Grants Administration at the John S and James L Knight Foundation is seen smiling at the camera.


Roshell R. Rinkins joined Knight Foundation in March 2019. As vice president for Grants Administration, she leads the development and execution of systems, policies, and management tools that advance and optimize the grant making and overall operations at Knight. In her role as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer, Roshell is responsible for driving Knight’s core belief to integrate DEI into every aspect of the foundation’s work. 

Prior to Knight, Rinkins worked at Apple as a global supply manager. In that role, Rinkins was responsible for the qualification, selection and contracting of business-to-business and business-to-consumer outbound transportation services supporting Apple’s North and South America operations. Rinkins built systemic ways to vet prospective suppliers, drive supplier compliance and build top- and bottom-line growth.

A native of South Florida, Rinkins has more than 15 years of experience in logistics, strategic sourcing, supply chain optimization and operations management. In prior roles at Procter & Gamble, she held various strategic sourcing and logistics leadership positions where she led several supplier negotiations, the development of negotiation plans and the execution of sourcing strategies of complex supplier relationships.

Roshell holds her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Rinkins is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Silicon Valley Pipeline Angels co-hort and serves on several advisory committees including Peak Grantmaking where she provides high-level strategic guidance and thought partnership as the organization prepares for the future. Roshell was named “40 Under 40” by the Procter &Gamble Alumni network recognizing employees who continue the mission of touching and improving lives and is a proud recipient of Miami Herald’s prestigious Silver Knight Award in the Business category.