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Brian Rogers of T. Rowe Price named Loyola's Business Leader of the Year

| By Nick Alexopulos

Brian Rogers, chairman of the board and chief investment officer of T. Rowe Price Group, will be honored with the 2012 Business Leader of the Year Award by Loyola University Maryland's Sellinger School of Business and Management at a dinner on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. A cocktail reception will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Brian Rogers"Mr. Rogers leads an investment firm whose decisions and performance have a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals, not just in Baltimore, not just in the United States, but increasingly, in every corner of the world,” said Loyola's president, Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. "Mr. Roger’s prudent choices, combined with a principled approach to investing, have helped his company and his investors navigate extraordinarily challenging times in recent years, and have created a foundation for greater stability and prosperity.”

Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price and its affiliates serve as investment adviser to more than 450 separate and commingled institutional accounts and more than 80 stock, bond, and money market funds. The company’s international investment arm, T. Rowe Price International, is headquartered in London and has offices in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney. As of Dec. 31, 2011, the firm had $490 million in assets under management.

In addition to his leadership of the firm, Rogers, who has been with T. Rowe Price for 29 of his 32 years in the investment industry, also serves as president of the Investment Advisory Committee of the $22 billion Equity Income Fund and manages a related institutional portfolio.

Rogers also lends his leadership and expertise to a number of educational and nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees and chairs its investment committee. In addition, he is the chairman of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Independent Review Board. He is the chairman-elect of the Greater Baltimore Committee and a member of the investment committee for Vanderbilt University. Previously, he served on the boards at Gilman School and Roland Park Country School.

Rogers earned his A.B. in Economics from Harvard University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

“As educators, we in the Sellinger School constantly seek to provide our students with organizations and individuals who can serve as vivid examples of the right ways to pursue success, not just in finance, but in any field,” said Karyl B. Leggio, dean of the Sellinger School. “T. Rowe Price’s extraordinary long-term performance, history of integrity, and commitment to the greater community make it, and its leader, Brian Rogers, ideal models for our students to emulate. Over the years, hundreds, if not thousands, of Loyola students have held internships or built careers at T. Rowe Price, and I can think of few more fitting organizations at which to employ the Jesuit values we strive to instill in them.” 

The Sellinger School has honored a Business Leader of the Year since 1983, recognizing those whose vision, dedicated effort, and singular commitment to the highest ideals of business have distinguished them and their organizations as among the very best in the nation. Randall M. Griffin, CEO of Corporate Office Properties Trust, was honored in 2011.

For more information on this year's Business Leader of the Year Award Dinner or to sponsor a table, please visit www.loyola.edu/businessleader or call Allison Rubin at 410-617-2973.

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