John R. Rogers


John Rogers has served as executive vice president of the Urban Institute since 2001. In this role, he is the institute’s chief operating officer and a senior advisor to the president and trustees on strategic, financial, and other matters. Based in Washington, DC, the Urban Institute is one of the nation’s largest and most highly regarded policy research organizations.

Rogers began his career on the consulting staff of Price Waterhouse in Tokyo. He later served in the United States Foreign Service in Indonesia and Czechoslovakia, where he led U.S. efforts to help develop stronger financial institutions and privatize state-owned enterprises.

Following his years in the Foreign Service, Rogers launched KPMG Consulting’s applied economics practice in Washington, DC.  The group undertook projects in more than 20 countries, focusing primarily on macroeconomic policy development, trade policy, tax and fiscal issues, and small enterprise development.

Rogers was educated at Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh. He serves on the board of visitors for the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate policy school and the board of directors for the Washington Men’s Camerata. An avid outdoorsman, Rogers enjoys long-distance hiking, particularly in the Scottish highlands.