Desiree Rogers Named CEO of Johnson Publishing

Rogers began consulting for Johnson Publishing in

By Andrew Greiner
|  Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM CDT
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Former White House Social Secretary Desirée Rogers has got a new gig.

Rogers was named CEO of the Johnson Publishing Company, the largest African-American publishing company, which owns such titles as Jet and Ebony. She’ll take over for owner Linda Johnson Rice, who will remain on board as chairman.

”Desirée has a proven track record of successful business leadership,” Johnson Rice said in a statement. “She is a longstanding confidant and a savvy businesswoman who is committed to the strategic growth of Johnson Publishing Company. I look forward to working side by side with her as we embark upon this next phase for the company.”

The move comes just two months after Rogers joined the staff of the magazine as a consultant.

Rogers quit her White House post in February after a snafu at a State dinner that saw fame-seekers Tareq and Michaele Salahi crash the gates.
 

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