Brian Rogers, chairman of the board and chief investment officer of T. Rowe Price Group and chairman of the board for the Greater Baltimore Committee, will be honored with the 2012 Business Leader of the Year Award by Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management at a dinner on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. A cocktail reception will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
“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,” Loyola’s president, Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. said. “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.”
Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price is a global investment management organization that provides a broad array of mutual funds, subadvisory services and separate account management for more than three million individual and institutional investors, retirement plans and financial intermediaries. As of September 30, the firm had over $574 billion in assets under management and more than 5,200 associates in 19 offices worldwide. In addition to his leadership of the firm, Rogers, who has been with T. Rowe Price for 30 of his 33 years in the investment industry, also serves as president of the Investment Advisory Committee of the $24 billion T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund and manages a related institutional portfolio.
Rogers also lends his leadership and expertise to a number of educational and nonprofit organizations. He serves as a member of the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees and chairs its investment committee. In addition to his chairmanship of the Greater Baltimore Committee, he is also a member of the investment committee for Vanderbilt University. In addition, he is the past chairman of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Independent Review Board and previously served on the boards at Gilman School and Roland Park Country School.
Rogers earned his A.B. in Economics from Harvard University and his MBA 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,” Karyl B. Leggio, dean of the Sellinger School, said. “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. Over the years, hundreds, if not thousands, of Loyola students have held internships or built careers at T. Rowe Price, and I can think of few more fitting organizations at which to employ the Jesuit values we strive to instill in them.”
The Sellinger School has honored a Business Leader of the Year since 1983, recognizing those whose vision, dedicated effort and singular commitment to the highest ideals of business have distinguished them and their organizations as among the very best in the nation. Randall M. Griffin, CEO of Corporate Office Properties Trust, was honored in 2011.
For more information on this year’s Business Leader of the Year Award Dinner or to sponsor a table, please call Allison Rubin at 410-617-2973.