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Joyce Allen – J.H. Adams Inn

Joyce Allen


Joyce is a native of High Point and the proud mother of two lovely daughters, Ashlee and Bianca.

She attended Christ the King Catholic School, Montlieu Avenue Elementary, Northeast Junior High, where she was a cheerleader, and graduated from T. Wingate Andrews High, where she also served as a Red Raider cheerleader.

Joyce studied elementary education at UNC-Greensboro before accepting a position with Piedmont Airlines, which later became US Airways.   After 23 years in the airline industry, she received an interior design degree from High Point University. She has managed several showrooms and still maintains a referral only clientele for both residential and commercial design projects.  Upon her decision to no longer do showroom work, Joyce worked at the High Point Chamber of Commerce before becoming visitor center manager at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau.  She presently works at the J.H. Adams Inn, where she is the director of corporate sales.

Joyce’s professional affiliates have included but are not limited to being a member of the High Point Design Center, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), participant in design project for T.D. Jakes at the Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, serving NFL design clients, charter member of the John Coltrane International Jazz Festival board, and serving on other boards including the High Point Museum, High Point Theater, High Point Arts Council, Communities In Schools, Welfare Reform Liaison Project, MLK Annual Prayer Breakfast, executive board of High Point Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and T. Wingate Andrews band boosters.

Joyce is a definite people person and enjoys involvement in professional and community affiliates that create, generate and encourage positive interaction and participation amongst us as a people. She treasures God, family, love and life, and enjoys travel, laughter, fun and fashion!