Desiree G. Rogers

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Johnson Publishing Co., Inc.

Desiree G. Rogers

Desiree G. Rogers

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Johnson Publishing Co., Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

North Shore Gas Company
Peoples Gas Co.
Peoples Energy Corp.

RelSci Relationships

4634

Number of Boards

29

Birthday

1959 - New Orleans, LA, United States

Age

60

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Fashion Fair Cosmetics

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The PrivateBank

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Vice Chair at Erikson Institute

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Founder at Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman LLP

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Vice Chairman & Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Member-Emeritus at The Smith Center for Performing Arts

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Chief Executive Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at The Joyce Foundation

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Former Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines Holdings, Inc.

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In The News
Chicago Sun-Times
September 13, 2019
Glenn Eden named chair of Choose Chicago
Chicago Business Journal
September 13, 2019
Chicago tourism organization gets new leader
Chicago Sun-Times
August 14, 2019
Kim Foxx courts donors as challengers emerge
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Desiree G. Rogers
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Johnson Publishing Co., Inc.
Family Members
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Former President at Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club

ZULU SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB IS FORMED FOR SOCIAL PURPOSES; TO ESTABLISH BETWEEN ITS MEMBERS TIES OF FRIENDSHIP AND SOCIABILITY; TO ESTABLISH BETWEEN ITS MEMBERS ESTEEM FOR THE PROMOTION OF GOOD FELLOWSHIP.

Ex-Spouse

Ariel utilizes a bottom-up, fundamental analysis to select quality company stocks. The firm has three investment strategy approaches offered: traditional value, deep value and global. They use different research processes for each strategies. For traditional value, they monitor a proprietary watch list which is comprised of current, former and potential new investments. The research process of deep value begins with the screening of companies on size, valuation and industry parameters. Lastly, for global strategies, they first seek to reduce the risk of large investment losses by quantitatively and qualitatively identifying and eliminating businesses that have the highest propensity to fail, based on their judgment. The firm's investment decisions will primarily be derived from bottom-up fundamental research and stock picking and are made by the portfolio manager.

Education
Women & Power Program
Class of 2002

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

MBA
Class of 1985

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BA in Political Science
Class of 1981

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. A Transformative Educational Experience Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest. The “Full-Engagement” Advantage Wellesley’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the College itself. The student voice is central to decision-making here; students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty search, and contribute to strategic planning. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects: The College and its surrounding community and the greater Boston area offer hundreds of internships, advocacy projects, and the rare advantages of being a vital member of the single largest academic “hotspot” in the country. Expected to be fully engaged while at Wellesley, students carry this sense of purposeful involvement and personal commitment throughout life. It is the signal mark of a Wellesley woman. A Widely Envied Campus Environment The sheer sense of scale of the breathtaking natural environment, in which buildings are thoughtfully sited, distinguish Wellesley’s physical setting in the classically New England town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Home to leading institutions such as the Albright Institute, the Knapp Social Science Center, the Davis Museum, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the world-renowned Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley’s resources are a magnet not only for the surrounding community and metropolitan area; they attract attention—and scholars—from around the world. Commitment to Women Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unexcelled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.

Memberships
Member
Current

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

Member
Current

Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association (AGA) represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. Today, more than 68 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the nation receive their reliable, affordable supplies of natural gas from AGA members—and natural gas meets almost a quarter of America’s energy needs.

Member
Current

The Commercial Club of Chicago resulted from the 1907 merger of two predecessor Chicago clubs: the Merchants Club (organized in 1896) and the Commercial Club (organized in 1877). Its most active members included George Pullman, Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, George Armour, Frederic Delano, Sewell Avery, Rufus C. Dawes, and Julius Rosenwald. The club has promoted Chicago's economic development for generations and championed member Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago (1909), also known as Burnham's plan. The plan gave the blueprint for the future growth and development of the entire Chicago region.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2010 - 2017

Founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson, Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) is the preeminent publisher of EBONY and JET magazines and owner of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a global prestige cosmetic brand for people of color. JPC is committed to celebrating the vibrancy of Black culture by operating trusted brands and delivering products of the highest quality that inform, engage, entertain, inspire, and enhance the lives of people.

White House Social Secretary
2009 - 2010
Special Assistant to the President
2009 - 2010

The presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2017. Obama, a Democrat, took office following a decisive victory over Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Four years later, in the 2012 election, he defeated Republican Mitt Romney to win re-election. He was the first African American president, the first multiracial president, the first non-white president, and the first president to have been born in Hawaii. Obama was succeeded by Republican Donald Trump, who won the 2016 presidential election. Obama's first-term actions addressed the global financial crisis and included a major stimulus package, a partial extension of the Bush tax cuts, legislation to reform health care, a major financial regulation reform bill, and the end of a major US military presence in Iraq. Obama also appointed Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, the latter of whom became the first Hispanic American on the Supreme Court. Democrats controlled both houses of Congress until Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections. Following the elections, Obama and Congressional Republicans engaged in a protracted stand-off over government spending levels and the debt ceiling. The Obama administration's policy against terrorism downplayed Bush's counterinsurgency model, expanding air strikes and making extensive use of special forces and encouraging greater reliance on host-government militaries. The Obama administration orchestrated the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011. In his second term, Obama took steps to combat climate change, signing a major international climate agreement and an executive order to limit carbon emissions. Obama also presided over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other legislation passed in his first term, and he negotiated rapprochements with Iran and Cuba. The number of American soldiers in Afghanistan fell dramatically during Obama's second term, though U.S. soldiers remained in Afghanistan throughout Obama's presidency and continue to as of 2018. Republicans took control of the Senate after the 2014 elections, and Obama continued to grapple with Congressional Republicans over government spending, immigration, judicial nominations, and other issues.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2008

Wisconsin Public Service Corp. provides electricity and natural gas utility services. The company operates through the following segments: Utility and Other. The Utility segment includes its electric and natural gas utility operations. The electric utility operations engages in the generation, distribution, and sale of electricity in north-eastern Wisconsin. The natural gas utility operations engages in the purchase, distribution, and sale of natural gas to retail customers and the transportation of customer-owned natural gas in north-eastern Wisconsin. The Other segment includes non-utility activities, as well as equity earnings from its investment in WRPC. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Green Bay, WI.

Trustee
2003 - 2009

Equity Residential operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the acquisition, development, and management of rental apartment properties. The company was founded by Robert H. Lurie and Sam Zell in March 1993 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
Prior
Board Member
Prior

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of art. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Its programs include Dance, Live Art, Music, Screenings, Theater and Workshops. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's vision of finding God in all things, the university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, while also offering opportunities for professional studies in undergraduate and selected graduate programs. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Polk Bros. Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago. We partner with local nonprofit organizations that work to reduce the impact of poverty and provide area residents with better access to quality education, preventive health care and basic human services. Through our grantmaking, we strive to make Chicago a place where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $1,499
2015

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of art. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Its programs include Dance, Live Art, Music, Screenings, Theater and Workshops. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$1 - $499
2013

The mission of the Washington State University Foundation is to promote, accept, and maximize private support for programs, initiatives, and properties of Washington State University and its regional campuses. The WSU Foundation also prudently manages, invests, and stewards the assets entrusted to it by WSU and its alumni, friends, and donors. Established in 1979, the WSU Foundation was created not as an object of philanthropy itself but, rather, as the preferred mechanism through which private support is raised and managed for the sole benefit of Washington State University. Since its inception, the WSU Foundation has raised more than $1.33 billion in private commitments in support of programs and initiatives across Washington State University. Private gifts and grants to the WSU Foundation are designated to the WSU college, program, or fund of the donor's choosing.

$5,000 - $10K
2013

COMMITTED TO THE END OF AIDS.

Political Donations
$700
2016

President & Chief Executive Officer at World Business Chicago

$2,700
2015

Senator at Office of the Senator from California, Kamala Harris

$2,700
2015

Former Senator from New York

Investments
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Equity Residential operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the acquisition, development, and management of rental apartment properties. The company was founded by Robert H. Lurie and Sam Zell in March 1993 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Events
Speaker
Wellesley, MA, United States
2012 Wellesley College Business Leadership Council - Plenary

Attendee
Houston, TX, United States
1992 Republican National Convention

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