Nike Names John Rogers to Board of Directors
Nike on Monday announced the appointment of John W. Rogers, Jr. to its Board of Directors. The 60-year-old Chicago native is the Founder, Chairman, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments, LLC -- the country’s largest minority-run mutual fund firm. The 1980 Princeton graduate founded Ariel Investments in 1983 to focus on undervalued small and medium-sized companies, after working as a stockbroker at William Blair & Co., LLC. Beyond Ariel, Rogers serves as a board member of Exelon Corp., McDonald’s Corp., and The New York Times Co. Additionally, he is a Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Following the election of President Barack Obama, Rogers served as Co-Chair for the Presidential Inaugural Committee in 2009, and more recently, he joined the Barack Obama Foundation’s Board of Directors. From 2009 to 2015, he served as Chair of the University of Chicago Laboratory School and has served as a Trustee of the University of Chicago since 2000. He has been a regular contributor to Forbesmagazine for most of the last decade. His father was a Tuskegee Airman Pilot, and his mother was the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School. More here.