Desirée Rogers has been the CEO of Black Opal Beauty, LLC since 2019. She is the former Chair of Choose Chicago (2013-2019), chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company (2010-2017), and former special assistant and social secretary to President Obama (2009-2010), as well as other leadership positions in various industries. Desirée serves on the Stagwell and Inspired Entertainment (INSE) public boards. She also serves on World Business Chicago and Northwestern Hospital boards. Additionally, she is on the cabinet of the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Ms. Rogers graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, and she earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Wellesley College and her MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Rogers begins her service on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors in 2024.