10 Remarkable Career Comebacks

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DESIREE ROGERS: When President Barack Obama was elected as the nation’s first African American Commander-in-Chief  in 2008, he handpicked fellow Harvard Alum and longtime friend Desiree Rogers to join his dream team. Named among BE’s Top 75 African Americans in Corporate America, Rogers would make history as the first Black White House Social Secretary. She later resigned in February 2010 after reality TV stars Tareq and Micheale Salahi (Real Housewives of DC) crashed the Obama administration’s first state dinner. Today, she serves as CEO of Johnson Publishing Co., which ranked No. 22 on the B.E. 100 Industrial Service Company, with $200 million in revenues and publisher of EBONY and Jet magazines.

DESIREE ROGERS: When President Barack Obama was elected as the nation’s first African American Commander-in-Chief…