After a public fall as social secretary for the Obama White House, Desiree Rogers has rebounded with a job helping promote popular brands like Ebony and Jet magazines.
Rogers credits Pete Carril, his basketball coach, as his greatest college influence because Carril stressed precision and teamwork.
Read Less A few years later, and with the financial backing of family and friends, he opened his own firm, starting with the Municipal Employees' Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago as his first account.
His parents divorced in 1961 and his mother died in 1997.
Rogers was three years old when his parents divorced.
Read Less On February 23, 2008, Rogers became the first African-American winner of a Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University for his service to the Princeton alumni community, the Chicago community, the African American community and the financial community. Read More In 1994, Time featured him as one of its 50 leaders under 40.