Rosann G. Levy
President, The RoArt Group, LLC
Award Winning Author, It’s Never Too Late To Dance
Rosann G. Levy is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in helping business owners achieve their desired success. She has a passion for helping small and midsize business owners become better leaders, make better decisions and enhance their quality of life both in business and personally.
After working with her husband and 2 of her sons in their boutique accounting and consulting firm, Arthur D. Levy & Co. in NYC Ms. Levy opened The Roart Group, LLC in which she uses her experience to help small and family owned businesses and restaurateurs perform at their highest level and build a business that is financially sound and profitable. Her years of knowledge and expertise identify new business opportunities and seek solutions to help clients succeed beyond expectations. She was also the co-founder and President of the Small and Family Business Foundation, (previously known as The Family Business Council of Greater New York), a non profit educational resource group for family businesses. And co-founder and marketing director for Soho Dance, the largest Latin ballroom dance studio in the heart of New York City.
Ms. Levy has had guest appearances on CNBC, CNN, NBC’s Live at 5, Fox 5 Good Day New York, the Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (Fox 5) and radio interviews on Bloomberg News Radio, WOR’s Live with Joan Hamburg, KROCK, CD 109. She has also appeared as a guest speaker at the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University, State University of New York at New Paltz, Women in the Family Business, The Family Business Council of Greater New York, as well as numerous industry associations throughout the tri-state area. She has conducted workshops for the American Women’s Economic Development Corp. and addressed the annual conference of the Association on Accounting Marketing Executives.
In addition, Ms. Levy was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in December 2010. She sits on numerous committees and is actively involved with creating awareness for this charitable organization with the hope of stamping out this horrific disease.
She was honored twice by the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry for her commitment to New York City and Small Businesses and additionally honored by the New York Society of Association Executives as an Outstanding Associate Member and the Practice Development Institute as the Top Marketing Executive.
Appointed by the New York City Office of Business Development and the Small Business Administration and the American Women’s Economic Development Corp., Ms. Levy mentored three women business owners as well as a focus group of women business owners.
She is a past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, (NAWBO) New York Chapter where under her leadership turned the organization from being in the red having only 50 members to becoming a viable woman’s organization with 300 members in 2 years. She was a founding board member of the New York Women’s Agenda, a member of the Small Business Committee of the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an active member of the New York Society of Association Executives. She was named the “happeneur” by the President of the National Speaker’s Association because she made things happen. As a charter member of Big Apple Toastmasters she sat on their board as VP of Public Relations.
Ms. Levy was featured in Accounting Today, Black Enterprise Magazine and cited in Crain’s New York Business. She was also featured with her husband in son in the Daily News and Nation’s Business. She was published in Family Business Magazine on “Growing the Family, Growing the Business. Currently, Ms. Levy is President of The Roart Group LLC, a strategic business-consulting firm that empowers small and family business owners to achieve their goals and become more profitable.
Her award winning memoir, It’s Never Too Late To Dance, Life’s Journey to Empowerment, Success & Change was published in August, 2009. Based on the qualities admired by the judges of The Delaware Press Association about Rosann’s memoir, they awarded her a non-fiction award. She was honored with this prestigious award from the Connecticut Press Club on May 6, 2010.