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.
Alaska Microgrid Group cofounder and board member Gwen Holdmann has been selected to speak in a panel discussion on June 1 at 9am Alaska Time on "New Strategies to Hasten Microgrid Adoption in Remote Regions." More than 800 million people worldwide still lack reliable power, most of them in developing countries. What will it take to electrify these regions with microgrids, minigrids and nanogrids? This panel will discuss strategies to speed the process. The panel will be mode