Mr. John W. Rogers, Jr., is Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer at Ariel Investments LLC and Chairman at Aon Foundation.
He is on the Board of Directors at Ryan Specialty Group LLC, McDonald's Corp., Exelon Corp., Ariel Investment Trust, Chicago 2016 Committee, The Chicago Urban League, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, Rush University Medical Center and The University of Chicago.
He founded Ariel Investments in 1983. more recently, he joined the Barack Obama Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Rogers was previously employed as a Trustee by John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, an Independent Director by Aon Corp., a Trustee by Ariel Investment Trust, a Trustee by Princeton University, an Advisor by SB Partners (Michigan), and a Principal by William Blair & Co. LLC.
He also served on the board at Commonwealth Edison Co., Bally Total Fitness Corp., Bank One Corp., GATX Corp. and Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. In 2008, he was awarded Princeton University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award.
He received an AB in economics from Princeton University.