Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Spotlight on Desiree Rogers

Super Socialite Desiree Rogers, 46 is President of both Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. She is also a mother (of one daughter Victoria), a political fundraiser, and highly active on the Chicago Social Scene.

Rogers was elected President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas in 2004 after working in a series of high profile positions in Peoples Energy including Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President of Customer Service, and Vice President of Corporate Communications. She also served a six year stint as Director of the Illinois State Lottery.

Rogers is Vice-Chairman of the Lincoln Park Zoo and serves on the executive committee of The Museum of Science and Industry. Rogers is also active with The Chicago Children's Museum, The Young Presidents Organization, The Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago Network

She earned a MBA from Harvard University and a BA in political science from Wellesley College. She is consistently named one of the 50 most powerful Black business women by Black Enterprise. Celebrated for her great sense of style and business acumen, Rogers has also been featured in Vogue Magazine.