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    Desiree Rogers

    CEO, Johnson Publishing Company; Chair, Choose Chicago

    Desiree Rogers is the CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, the creator of EBONY and JET magazines as well as Fashion Fair Cosmetics. In this role, she has positioned the 70 year-old publishing company as a key player in the African-American media space. In 2008, President Obama named Rogers the first African American Social Secretary. Her career milestones also include spearheading social networking strategy for Allstate Corporation and serving as president of the two natural gas utilities of Peoples Energy in Chicago. Rogers is the Chair of Choose Chicago and has served on multiple corporate and nonprofit boards. A breast cancer survivor, she also serves on the cabinet of the Conquer Cancer Foundation.

    Past Events

    Thursday, Oct 16 2014

    6 PM

    Advertisements, television and news coverage all provide a mirror on the deeply ingrained, often unconscious biases still present in our society.... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

    Tuesday, Oct 13 2015

    4 PM

    You have to cross picket lines to get to your office; your employees aren’t the usual 9-to-5 corporate types; you are literally under fire. It’s... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Thursday, Apr 14 2016

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