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Inforum Names Catherine Rogg as vice president
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Inforum Names Catherine Rogg as vice president

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Inforum)--  Inforum announces the appointment of Catherine Rogg as vice president, corporate engagement.The new position is based in Inforum’s Grand Rapids office and signals the organization’s growth and continued investment in West Michigan since establishing it as a major hub for Inforum in 2006. As vice president, corporate engagement, Rogg will be the relationship lead for corporate investors and companies, serving as one of the most visible brand ambassadors for the organization in the West Michigan region and state of Michigan.

Rogg brings extensive experience as a highly accomplished development executive with a versatile and expansive background including strategic planning, program development, major and planned giving, business development, and client relations. Previously, Rogg was director of alumni relations at Davenport University. In this capacity, Rogg reestablished a comprehensive alumni relations program to provide maximum benefits and re-engagement opportunities to 57,000 alumni. She was instrumental in recruiting the current board of directors and boosting their level of involvement and leadership. Rogg also was responsible for several strategic projects, including a new alumni website.

Prior to Davenport University, Rogg was the assistant head of the school and director of development for University Liggett School, Michigan’s oldest independent, co-educational pre-kindergarten to 12th grade day-school with an endowment of $43 million. Rogg was instrumental in restoring a lapsed development office into a comprehensive development program inclusive of annual, major and planned giving, alumni and parent relations, events and archives. Previously, Rogg was executive director of the Alpena Community College Foundation and director of development for Alpena Community College.

Rogg serves on the board of the Association for Fundraising Professionals – West Michigan Chapter and is a trustee of the Holland Historical Trust.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cathie who is such a talented and versatile executive,” said Terry Barclay, president and CEO of Inforum and Inforum Center for Leadership. “Cathie’s deep background in development and client relations will be an asset as we work with companies to boost their talent initiatives and deliver even greater value.”

About Inforum and Inforum Center for Leadership

Inforum is one of the few professional organizations in the country – and the only one in Michigan – that combines strategic connections, proven professional development programs, a respected forum for new ideas, and original research to accelerate careers for women and boost talent initiatives for companies. Inforum Center for Leadership (ICL) is the 501(c)3 education and research arm of Inforum. ICL programs serve a broad range of professional women in different stages and types of careers – from emerging leaders, to high-potential executives, high-tech entrepreneurs, and for-profit corporate board leaders. Inforum Center for Leadership also conducts and publishes research on women’s leadership influence in Michigan. For more information, visit inforummichigan.org or call 877.633.3500.




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