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Baltimore Sun's 2019 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Brian C. Rogers

Baltimore Sun's 2019 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Brian C. Rogers

Most everyone who has worked at T. Rowe Price with Brian C. Rogers, the respected fund manager and former chief investment officer who retired as chairman earlier this year, tells the same story about him. Perhaps it’s because the moment was so revealing of his character. It took place in the fall of 2008 when the financial world seemed on the verge of collapse. Congress had rejected the bank bailout bill. Markets had already taken a beating after the subprime mortgage mess. Things looked dark. And how did CIO Rogers assure his co-workers at T. Rowe Price?

“Brian looked and me and said, ‘You know the world just doesn’t end that often,’” recalls Mary Miller, who joined T. Rowe as...

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