By Catholic Review Staff
Brian Rogers, board chairman and chief investment officer of T. Rowe Price, has been named the 2012 Business Leader of the Year by Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management.
Rogers, chairman of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Independent Review Board, will receive the award Nov. 15 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.
The Sellinger School has named a business leader of the year since 1983.
“Mr. Rogers leads an investment firm whose decisions and performance have a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals, not just in Baltimore, not just in the United States, but increasingly, in every corner of the world,” said Loyola’s president, Jesuit Father Brian F. Linnane, in a statement. “Mr. Roger’s prudent choices, combined with a principled approach to investing, have helped his company and his investors navigate extraordinarily challenging times in recent years, and have created a foundation for greater stability and prosperity.”
Rogers, a T. Rowe Price employee for 29 years, is also president of the Investment Advisory Committee of the $22 billion Equity Income Fund and manages a related institutional portfolio. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees and chairs its investment committee.
He is also chairman-elect of the Greater Baltimore Committee and a member of the investment committee for Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School.
“As educators, we in the Sellinger School constantly seek to provide our students with organizations and individuals who can serve as vivid examples of the right ways to pursue success, not just in finance, but in any field,” said Karyl B. Leggio, dean of the Sellinger School, in a statement. “T. Rowe Price’s extraordinary long-term performance, history of integrity and commitment to the greater community make it, and its leader, Brian Rogers, ideal models for our students to emulate.”