CEO OSA // The Optical Society // Washington, USA
Welcome Note// Wednesday, October 28 // 6.20 pm – 6.30 pm (CET)
Liz Rogan has been at OSA for 25+ years in positions initially focused on operations, the last position being Chief Operating Officer. Beginning in 2002, she was honored with the role of Chief Executive Officer of OSA and The OSA Foundation. As OSA CEO, she reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the oversight, strategic direction and fiscal soundness of programs and activities of this $40M, 150+ staff society. The OSA Foundation has a $10M+ reserve and activities include fundraising and program development. In 2016 Chad Stark became the Foundation Executive Director.
In 2019, Liz was recognized as an OSA Fellow for outstanding long-term management at OSA and leadership across the optics and photonics community, guiding extensive growth in programs, member engagement, diversity, inclusivity and public policy advocacy. She is the society’s spokesperson and advocate to a wide range of OSA constituencies, including its members, volunteers, co-sponsors and customers, throughout the global optics and photonics community. Liz holds a B.A. in accounting from the University of Connecticut, is a CPA, and is an alumnus of an executive business program from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.