Rogers has served on various state and national boards, primarily focusing on conservation, bio-diversity, and the governance of philanthropic organizations.  Previously, Rogers was president of the California State Fish and Game Commission, as well as chairman on the State of California Wildlife Conservation Board. He served as chairman of the National Board of Trustees at the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Rogers was recognized for his many achievements in 2008 when he received the Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award.

In 1963 Rogers graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Electrical Engineering.  In 1969 he graduated from the University of Southern California with an MBA in Finance.  Rogers is a third generation Californian.  He currently lives in Camarillo with his wife, and he has five children and six grandchildren.