August 11, 2010 by Post Team
Desiree Rogers, (The Huffington Post) — Former White House Secretary Social Desiree Rogers has been appointed CEO of Chicago-based combat Johnson Editorial – The world’s largest African-American publication of their respective owners.
Rogers, who quit his job in the Obama Administration after the debacle of 2009 Gatecrasher White House state dinner, Johnson joined the publication as before, a consultant this summer, and on Tuesday the company announced it would take over as CEO .
Linda Johnson Rice, a longtime friend of Rogers and daughter of founder John H. Johnson Editorial Johnson, continue to serve as president of his family business.
The company, which has been suffering from falling advertising revenues, has been seeing in recent months. On 3 June, announced they were no longer for sale. Rogers was brought in as consultants, Amy DuBois Barnett was hired as the new managing editor of Ebony magazine and former president and chief operating officer of Anne Ward Sempowski resigned on July 13, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“Desiree has a proven record of successful business leadership,” Rice said in a statement. “She is a longtime confidante and an intelligent business woman who is committed to the strategic objectives
the growth of Johnson Publishing Company. I look forward to working closely with her as we embark on this new step for the company. ”
Rogers will oversee the daily operations of the company and be “fundamental alignment of business strategies for all brands,” according to a statement of Johnson Publishing.
“I feel very honored to have an incredible opportunity,” Rogers said in a statement. “It is my honor to help continue the legacy of 68 years of a phenomenal company and its iconic brands.”
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