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  Name:   Mr. John W. Rogers Jr.
Month: November 2005
Schools: Princeton '80
Organization: Ariel Capital Management, LLC/Ariel Mutual Funds
Title: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

John W. Rogers, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ariel Capital Management, LLC, an institutional money management firm that he founded in 1983. With over $21 billion in assets under management, the firm manages separate accounts for institutional clients and also serves individual investors and 401(k) plans through its no-load mutual funds. As the firm's Chief Investment Officer, John has direct responsibility for the management of Ariel's small and mid-cap value portfolios as well as the publicly traded Ariel Fund and Ariel Appreciation Fund. Prior to founding Ariel, Rogers worked for 2 1/2 years for the investment banking firm of William Blair & Company.

Rogers serves as a corporate board member of organizations that include: Aon Corporation; Bally Total Fitness Holding Corporation; Exelon Corporation; and McDonald's Corporation. Also dedicated to giving back to the community, Rogers' civic affiliations include serving as Director of the Chicago Urban League and a Trustee of the University of Chicago. In addition, he is a past President of the Board of the Chicago Park District. He received an AB in Economics in 1980 from Princeton University where he was also Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team.

Rogers' investment expertise has brought him to the forefront of media attention. He is frequently quoted in business publications. In addition, he has made guest appearances on television shows ranging from "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street" to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and has also spoken at many academic institutions. In 1995, Rogers was profiled in "The Mutual Fund Masters" alongside Peter Lynch and John Templeton. In 1994, he was named by "Time" magazine as one of its "50 for the Future," a roster of the country's most promising leaders under age 40. Additionally, in 1988, he was named Mutual Fund Manager of the Year by "Sylvia Porter's Personal Finance Magazine".



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