BiographyJennifer Roberts is the Chief Executive Officer of Design Miami/, the global forum for design, whose fairs occur alongside Art Basel in Miami and Basel, Switzerland, each year. In her role as CEO, Roberts is responsible for the business operations of the organization as a whole and is a member of Design Miami/’s executive board. In this capacity, Roberts oversees development of Design Miami/’s exhibition program, satellites, and collaborations. She also supports the expansion of MCH and Dacra with regional art and design fairs and activations.
Prior to Design Miami/, Roberts was the executive director of the Salon Art + Design fair, where she launched the inaugural fair and oversaw various aspects of the exhibition, including gallery collections, marketing, public relations, and sponsorship. Roberts developed the interior designer tour program and was a member of the selection committee.
Roberts was also the founding publisher of MODERN magazine, an international design quarterly through which she created the first design publication of its kind catering to high- end collectors, designers, and architects worldwide.
In addition to her work with Design Miami/, Roberts is an active co-proprietor of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival trademarks. She was a managing member of the company overseeing the licensing initiatives, including theater, festival, and merchandizing opportunities. Roberts is a member of the Cultural Diplomacy Leadership Council of the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy and a member of the mayor’s council for the city of Miami Beach.
Roberts earned her BA in Art History at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, and completed the post graduate program at Christie’s Education London. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Roberts currently has a residence in the unspoiled jungles of Ilha Grande, Brazil, and lives in the coastal resort city of Miami Beach.