The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), Park Ridge, Ill., has named James E. Rogers, CLU, CFP, of Vancouver, British Columbia, President of the 2007-2008 MDRT Executive Committee. Joining Rogers on the Executive Committee are: Immediate Past President Philip E. Harriman, CLU, ChFC; First Vice President Walton W. Rogers, CLU, ChFC; Second Vice President Guy E. Baker, CLU, MSFS; and Secretary Julian H. Good Jr., CLU, ChFC.
Rogers’ position as MDRT President became effective Sept. 1, 2007, and is the culmination of his five-year term on the MDRT Executive Committee, which he began as Secretary in 2002. He is only the third non-U.S. member to be on the MDRT Executive Committee in the association’s 80-year history, and the second Canadian to serve as President.
“I am honored and humbled to accept your nomination as MDRT President,” said Rogers to the 6,500 members in the audience at the 2007 MDRT Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo. “MDRT has motivated me to be the best I can be, both personally and professionally, and I am looking forward to serving you as President. It is an honor to give back to an organization that has given me so much.”
As President, Rogers will spend the next 12 months traveling around the globe spreading the MDRT word. His Presidential platform includes ensuring MDRT represents professionals who are at the top of the industry in their respective countries; looking at ways to support formal education; making better use of electronic communication, including redesigning MDRT’s Web site; and keeping current with members’ needs by continuing to provide tools for members’ Baby Boomer clients through the MDRT Boomertirement program.
MDRT President James E. Rogers, CLU, CFP Rogers is a 34-year MDRT member and a 25-time qualifier of MDRT’s highest level of membership — Top of the Table.
Rogers is chair of Rogers Group Financial, a 51-person, independent financial advisory and investment counseling firm located in Vancouver. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and a master’s degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.
He has held many volunteer leadership positions in the Canadian insurance and financial services industry, as a past chair of the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (2000-2001) and the Financial Planners Standards Council Regulatory Committee.