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IMAGINE Speaker Series presents: John Rogers `80
Career paths often take you in directions you might never have imagined while in school. Career Services’ IMAGINE Speaker Series features Princeton alumni who never imagined their career journey unfolding the way it did. Come listen as they share their insights and their story. John W. Rogers, Jr. `80, is Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm offers six no-load mutual funds for individual investors and defined contribution plans as well as separately managed accounts for institutions and high net worth individuals. John will share his career journey as well as advice for current students. Students RSVP at http://bit.ly/RUelw2. Members of the public, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your space at the event.
Location: Career Services
Date/Time: March 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
John W. Rogers, Jr. is Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm offers six no-load mutual funds for individual investors and defined contribution plans as well as separately managed accounts for institutions and high net worth individuals.After working for 2˝ years as a stockbroker at William Blair & Company, LLC, John founded Ariel Investmentsin 1983 to focus on undervalued small and medium-sized companies. Patience served as the cornerstone ofa disciplined approach that still drives the firm today. John’s passion for investing started when he was 12 years old when his father bought him stocks, instead oftoys, for every birthday and Christmas. His interest grew while majoring in Economics at Princeton University.In addition to following stocks as a college student, John also played basketball under Hall of Fame coach Pete Carril. He was captain of Princeton’s Varsity Basketball Team his senior year. There, Carril’s courtside lessons on teamwork profoundly shaped his views of entrepreneurship and investing. Early in his career, John’s investment expertise brought him to the forefront of media attention, including being selected as Co-Mutual Fund Manager of the Year by Sylvia Porter’s Personal Finance magazine as well as an All-Star Mutual Fund Manager by USA TODAY.Today, he is regularly featured and quoted in a wide variety of broadcast and print publications and is a contributing columnist to Forbes.Beyond Ariel, John currently serves as a board member of Exelon Corporation and McDonald’s Corporation. Additionally, he is a trustee of the University of Chicago, where he also chairs the board of the University of Chicago Laboratory School and a director of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. In 2008, John was awarded Princeton University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented each year to the alumni whose career embodies a commitment to national service. Following the election of President Barack Obama, he served as co-chair for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009.