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Desirée Rogers


Desirée Rogers is Chairman of Choose Chicago, a tourism agency for the city of Chicago, a position she has held since 2013. Ms. Rogers was also Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Publishing Company, a publishing and cosmetics firm, from 2010-2017. During the period of 2009-2010, Ms. Rogers was Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary in the Obama administration, and from 2008-2009, was President, Allstate Social Network for Allstate Financial, a personal lines property and casualty insurer. Ms. Rogers is a member of the boards of directors of World Business Chicago, The Economic Club of Chicago, Conquer Cancer Foundation, Donors Choose, Cradles to Crayons and Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., and is a member of the boards of trustees for the Northwestern Memorial Foundation and The Museum of Science and Industry. Ms. Rogers is a results-oriented business leader, and brings to the board strong interpersonal, collaborative and diplomatic skills. She has been a member of the MDC Partners Board of Directors since her appointment in April 2018.