The Millsaps College Else School of Management is pleased to announce that Steve Rogers, managing member of Rogers and Associates, LLC, has joined the Else School as an executive-in-residence. Rogers and Associates, LLC focuses on providing specialized solutions for principals and institutional owners in the real estate industry and board level advisory work on a local and national basis.
Before establishing Rogers and Associates, Rogers led Parkway Properties as president and chief executive officer from its early development through its move to the New York Stock Exchange and the S&P 600 Small Cap Index with assets under management having nearly two billion dollars in value. He currently serves on the boards of RREEF America REIT, First Commercial Bank where he chairs the Investment Committee and the Walker Companies. He received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration, with first year honors, from Harvard Business School.
Rogers has served in a leadership capacity for numerous community, political and business organizations. He has served as co-chair of the Mississippi Museum of Art, chair of the State YPO and president of the Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts. Gov. Haley Barbour appointed him finance chair of the Capitol City Convention Complex.
Dr. Kimberly G. Burke, dean of the Else School, said Rogers brings a wealth of business experience and also an interest in developing young business leaders. "We are extremely fortunate to have Steve serve as an executive-in-residence," she said.
Rogers will teach in the Executive MBA program and assist Else School faculty and students, who are involved in the creative economy initiative under way in the Midtown neighborhood. As part of that initiative, the Robert N. Hearin Foundation awarded the College a $300,000 grant to assist in the development of a business incubator in Midtown. Rogers will also work with the College on strategic initiatives regarding its real estate.
"I am very pleased to be able to serve the Else School at Millsaps and to work with Dean Burke, Howard McMillan and the other faculty on the many initiatives under way today," Rogers said.
Howard L. McMillan Jr., current executive-in-residence and a former dean at the Else School, said he looks forward to working with Rogers. "With his vast business experience and contacts around the region and the country, he will be an invaluable asset to our faculty and students," he said.
Rogers is married to the former Anne Wells. They have four children.