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An American business executive who is the Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Publishing Company In November 2008 she was selected by Barack Obama's office as the White House Social Secretary for the incoming administration, the first person of African American descent to serve in this function Rogers was born on June 16, 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana She is the daughter of the late Roy Glapion and his wife Joyce Her father was the former director of sports for the New Orleans Public Schools and a member of the New Orleans City Council Her mother ran day-care centers She has one brother, Roy A Glapion, a businessman who is active in civic life in New Orleans Rogers is a descendant of Voudou priestess Marie Laveau Glapion Rogers graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans in 1977.

She earned a Bachelor's degree in political science from Wellesley College in 1981 Rogers earned a MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985 After graduate school, Rogers married John W Rogers, Jr and moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she began her career They have one daughter together They are divorced Rogers was named twice as queen of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, a Mardi Gras krewe dating back to 1916 She was first queen in 1988 Her father was instrumental in leading the krewe from a dwindling band of fewer than 100 black men in the early 1970s to a robust, financially healthy and racially integrated krewe by the 1990s Glapion served variously as finance chairman, president and chairman of the Zulu board.

In 2000 Rogers reprised the reign in honor of her father, who died in 1999 Rogers' mother, Joyce Glapion, now retired, was also active in Carnival Rogers is an Obama family friend Her former husband, also Obama's Inaugural Co-Chair, is a former teammate of Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson on the Princeton University basketball team Rogers' brother and mother still live in New Orleans Rogers is a survivor of breast cancer, following a diagnosis in 2003 After graduate school, Rogers moved to Chicago, Illinois and began working for AT&T oon thereafter, she became an executive for restaurant and real estate developer Larry Levy In 1990, Rogers was appointed by Republican Governor Jim Edgar, to run the Illinois State Lottery, a $2 billion state agency She led the agency until 1997.

During her tenure, Rogers worked extensively with over 8000 retailers to increase the sale of instant ticket products from 300 million to over 600 million Rogers attended the 1992 Republican National Convention as an alternate delegate Beginning in 1997, Rogers worked as vice-president of corporate communications for Peoples Energy (PE), which is now a natural gas subsidiary of the Integrys Energy Group In 2000 she was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, then to Senior Vice President of Customer Service She advanced to Vice President of Corporate Communications In September 2001, she became senior vice-president of the overall corporation and its utility subsidiaries In 2003 Rogers was named to the board of Equity Residential, a $15 billion residential real estate investment trust (REIT) In 2002, Rogers attended the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Power Program This program was designed for senior women executives, particularly private sector executives who have demonstrated an interest in public leadership In July 2004 Rogers was selected as president of both Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, the two utility subsidiaries of PE.

She was the first female African-American to hold those posts It was a time when the company faced major challenges, implementing an overall restructuring of critical business functions to meet financial targets while increasing customer satisfaction[9] As PEs president, Rogers improved response times at the customer service center, converted paper records of inspection results to an electronic system, and eliminated a massive backlog of home gas meter inspections In April 2006, the Illinois Commerce Commission launched an investigation to see if employees falsified safety reports on some of its gas pipes State inspectors found that about 40% of the pipes had inadequate corrosion protection More seriously, at about 10% of the locations where PE had provided positive test results, the inspectors could not find any monitoring equipment to take a reading, raising questions about whether false results had been recorded Rogers determined the extent of the corrosion-testing problems, installed a new training and auditing regimen, and hired quality-control employees to check compliance work To date, no leaks have been found Peoples Energy was bought by Wisconsin-based WPS Resources Corporation in July 2006 The merged companies became the Integrys Energy Group in the first quarter of 2007.

Rogers initially stayed on as President of Peoples Energy, the gas subsidiaries of the new holding company In July 2008 Rogers joined Allstate Financial, a business unit of The Allstate Corporation, to run a new social networking initiative of the company The initiative would connect middle-market consumers with other like-minded consumers of the enterprise She became a member of Allstate Financial's Executive Committee In late 1999 Rogers and three other minority women quit the board of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art to protest what they regarded as a slow pace on diversity issues They were the only female minority members among the museum's 63 trustees Rogers is a board member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, he Northwestern Memorial Foundation and The Polk Foundation Rogers is Vice-Chairman of the Lincoln Park Zoo and serves on the executive committee of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry Previously, she served as the Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Children's Museum Rogers is also a major contributor to fund-raisers to help Chicago win its bid for the 2016 Olympics, to which she donated more than US$100,000.

Roger's previous year's income, in a 2009 report, was a $350,000 salary from Allstate Financial, as well as $150,000 in board fees from Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust in which she also held at least $250,000 in stock She also collected $20,000 in board fees from Blue Cross Other assets reported in her checking account, stock investments, and mutual funds totaled at least $2 million Rogers aspired to modernize the art collection in the White House Presidential mansion by adding ethnic art .



 
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