A longtime Fairbanks resident and state leader, Rogers served for seven years as the UA system's finance vice president, four years in the Alaska State House and eight years as a member of the UA Board of Regents, with three of those years as chair.
A former UAF student, he attended Trinity College and Brown University before receiving his master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 1996, Rogers formed Information Insights, an economic and public policy consulting firm, serving as principal consultant and chief financial officer.
Rogers has served as chair of the UArctic Board of Governors, The Nature Conservancy Alaska Trustees and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference CEO board, as well as a member of numerous community and state organizations including the Foraker Group Governance Board, the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Fairbanks Downtown Rotary and several others.
Joining energy knowledge and experiences, the Alaska Microgrid Group is officially a member in the U.S.-based Microgrid Systems Lab consortium. MSL is a collaborative effort by a range of global leaders in electricity delivery, R&D, manufacturing, standards, education, regulation, and systems integration, with a mission to accelerate the transition to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable energy system worldwide. This applies to grid modernization in the industrialized