Profiles In Black: Desirée Rogers February 10, 2009Posted by Wheneva Whateva in Black History, Politics, Xtra Xtra.
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Desirée Rogers is first African-American White House Social Secretary. This New Orleans native is a Wellesley College and Harvard Business School graduate.
In 1990 Rogers was appointed to run the Illinois State Lottery. In 2000 she was named Cheif Marketing Officer of Peoples Energy and then Senior VP of Customer Service. In 2004, Rogers was named President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas becaming the first African-American to hold that position. And, in 2008 she was hired by Allstate Corporation to run a social networking initiative.