Joyce Clan Tribal Society

The Clan Joyce Tribal Society is being established to affiliate the Joyce family with Clans of Ireland.   By-laws have been drafted and an interim committee established with the aim of having the clan reconstituted in Ireland for the benefit of Joyces around the world.

The Purpose and Mission of the Society are to –

To be a non-profit, charitable, educational, non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to furthering communication among those of the greater Joyce family, and to preserve the knowledge of the history and culture from which they came.  Mindful of the Irish Diaspora of which the Joyce’s have been a part, the Joyce Clan Tribal Society seeks to help bring together what the harsh winds of history have scattered across the globe.

Members of the Interim Committee in alphabetical order are.

Jan Joyce Ahrens      – Secretary

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Dr. Jan Joyce Ahrens has spent years in the marketing field practicing and then teaching it. She worked in various industries including retail, financial, high tech and pharmaceutical. She teaches social media marketing, brand management, principles of marketing, advertising and other marketing classes to graduate and undergraduate students.

While working as a VP of Marketing for an A&E company,, she became interested in family research. Practicing as a hobbyist for over 15 years, she is now pursuing genealogy as a third career. She has spent the last year, and will spend the coming year or two, in an aggressive educational tract that is self- designed. Successfully completing the Boston University genealogy certificate, attending national conferences, engaging in several institutes and of course, pursuing her own family research are a part of this educational pursuit. Tracking her Joyce family line has become somewhat of an obsession.

Jan has a B.S. of Business in Marketing from Miami University, an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from The Ohio State University, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

Kurt E. Alexander, Esquire – General Counsel

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Kurt Alexander is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar, and The National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He is also an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating reflecting the confidential voting of members of The Bar and the judiciary.

Mr. Alexander received his Juris Doctor from The University of Florida College of Law in 1988, and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the same university in 1985.  He has spent more than 25 years primarily defending cases involving Civil Litigation.

Mr. Alexander’s mother is a Joyce, born in Connemara.

Aidan Joyce

Aidan Joyce

 Biography to come.
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Dennis Joyce after career spanning military, public and private sector organizations is retired.  Dennis is a native of Hasbrouck Heights and Seaside Park, New Jersey. He is a 1961 graduate of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, Newark, New Jersey.  Next was BA in Economics from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa from which he also received his military commission in 1965.  After the service he received in 1972 the MS degree in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  In 1978 he received an MS in Finance from the University of Baltimore.  In 1998 he authored “Joe K: A Biography of Joe Kasberger.”  In recent years he has traveled to Normandy and conducted extensive research through 5 generations of his Joyce ancestry from Aughaglasheen to Louisburgh, both in County Mayo. Dennis and wife, Rory, have two children, Jeremy  and Elizabeth, with one grandson, Henry.


Jeff Joyce

Jeff Joyce

Jeff Joyce is a founding member of the law firm Joyce • Childers LLP located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA where he has more than 25 years of professional legal experience. Jeff’s practice is focused on corporate finance and private equity transactions involving many major US investment banks and private equity firms.  His practice spans the US and international borders including representing companies based in Ireland.

Jeff also has extensive experience representing clients in commercial and complex business litigation.  Jeff is recognized as a leader in corporate finance.  He frequently speaks and writes on topics in technology and finance and has lectured in university programs on topics including structured finance, litigation and capital raising for businesses.

Jeff received his law degree in 1988 and his M.B.A. in Finance in 1997.


Laurie Joyce – Chief of the Name

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Laurie is a former counter-terrorism expert with the Victoria Police, Australia, and now works as the IT Security and Compliance Manager for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

He has a long history as a volunteer and a deep and abiding interest in Joyce Family History.  Having founded the TribeJoyce website in 2012 he also serves as co-administrator of the Joyce DNA Project hosted at Family Tree DNA.  He is also a proud descendant of Michael Joyce an Irish convict from County Galway

Roderick Joyce QSO, QCRoderick Joyce Following two partnerships in law firms Rod commenced practice as a barrister sole in 1975. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel 1985. He served as Judge of the District Courts of New Zealand from 1993 until 2014. He was a member of the Rules Committee from 2002 to 2011.

Before his service as a judge, he appeared in a wide range of civil (and criminal) cases at all court levels in New Zealand, and before the Privy Council in London.

He has been actively involved in legal education for the last 20 years. He is currently an Honorary Academic and Teaching Fellow (lecturing in Civil Procedure) at the University of Auckland School of Law; a Continuing Legal Education instructor with the New Zealand Law Society and Assistant Editor of Thomson Reuters Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice (Australia).

In 2013 he was made a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for services to the judiciary.

Stephen Joyce

Stephen Joyce

STEPHEN JOYCE is an award-winning financial journalist currently living in the United States.
A U.S. citizen who traces his Irish ancestry to County Galway, he has spent most of his adulthood in cities located between the Ural mountains and Dublin. One Bloomsday in Prague he read excerpts of Ulysses on live television with the assistance of a Czech translator.
Tim Joyce – Vice Chairman

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Is an Irish Traveller from the UK and is a Water Treatment Engineer. He currently works for Oxford University, He spent more of his childhood travelling all over England & Ireland until 1996 when he settled in the city of Oxford, UK. He has a profound interest in family history.




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