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Bridge Award Profiles : John W. Rogers, Jr.
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National Bridge Awards

2015 Richard A. Gonzalez

2014 Jonas Prising 

2012 William C. Weldon

2010 John T. Chambers
2009 Michael E. Szymanczyk
2008 Indra K. Nooyi
2007 Ronald A. Williams
2006 H. Lee Scott, Jr.
2005 Jeffrey Noddle
2004 Ivan G. Seidenberg


Chicago Bridge Awards

2015 Jim Skogsbergh

2014 Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. 

2013 Don Thompson

2012 Gregory D. Wasson

2011 Patricia Hemingway Hall

2010 Frederick H. Waddell

2009 Gregory C. Case

2007 Robert W. Lane

2006 James Skinner

2005 John W. Rowe


Bridge Advocate Awards

2015 Pat Harris

2010 Maestro Paul Freeman

2009 James C. Tyree

2006 John W. Rogers, Jr.

2004 Roel C. Campos

"At Ariel, we believe diversity is a winning strategy and a good investment. Not to mention, at the end of the day, it is the right thing to do."


John W Rogers

Chairman CEO
Arial Capital Management LLC

As founder of Ariel Capital Management, LLC, John is the father of the investment and business philosophy that guides the firm today. As the firm’s chief investment officer, he manages Ariel’s small and mid-cap institutional portfolios as well as Ariel Fund and Ariel Appreciation Fund. Moreover, since Ariel’s founding, John has shepherded the growth of assets under management to more than $16 billion.

Prior to founding Ariel, John worked for 2 1/2 years at the investment banking firm of William Blair & Company in Chicago. While at Blair, he refined the value-oriented investment philosophy that he had begun to develop as a college student at Princeton University. At Princeton, John studied economics and served as captain of the varsity basketball team his senior year. He is a recipient of the B.F. Bunn Trophy, an award given to the basketball team member who best exemplifies leadership both on and off the court.

John serves on the board of directors of Aon Corporation; Bally Total Fitness Holding Corporation; Exelon Corporation and McDonald’s Corporation. His civic affiliations include his roles as director of the Chicago Urban League; trustee of The University of Chicago; and board member of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In addition, he is the former president of the board of the Chicago Park District; former director of the National Association of Securities Professionals; and former trustee of Princeton University.

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