Rogers was CEO of Johnson Publishing Co., from 2010 until 2017, overseeing Ebony and Jet magazines, as well as Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Previously, she served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States and Social Secretary of the Obama Administration White House, and was president, Allstate Social Network for Allstate Financial.
Desiree G. Rogers has been a Trustee of the Company since October 2003. Ms. Rogers was the President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, which are regulated utility subsidiaries of Integrys Corporation. Ms. Rogers has long been a close friend of President Obama and his family, and is currently the White House Social Secretary.more » « less