The Rogers Group Inc. Board of Directors elected William F. Hagerty IV to its board. A resident of Nashville, Tenn., Hagerty is a founder and managing director of Hagerty Peterson & Co. LLC, a merchant bank and private equity investment firm.Through January of 2015, Bill served in the Cabinet of Gov. Bill Haslam, as the Commissioner of Economic Development for his home state of Tennessee. In this role, Bill ran the department responsible for jobs, industry and economic growth for Tennessee.
As Cabinet member he reported to Gov. Haslam and the 132 elected Members of the Tennessee General Assembly. He worked on a regular basis with the U.S. Congress, where he has provided Congressional testimony, as well as the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative, the International Trade Administration, HUD, SBA and other federal agencies on an as-needed basis.
He began his career with The Boston Consulting Group, ultimately serving as the senior expatriate in its Tokyo office with responsibility for the firm’s international activities in Japan. Bill left BCG to serve on the White House Staff where he was selected a White House Fellow reporting to the vice president of the United States.
Following his service on the White House staff, Bill joined Trident Capital and launched his career in private equity. One of his first deals was the formation of Mapquest which was eventually taken public and subsequently acquired by AOL Time Warner.
Bill has served on multiple Boards, including CyMed, NEW Customer Service Co., Ultra Stores, Sound Advice, Birch Telecom, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and presently the Board of R. J. O’Brien.
Additional leadership roles have included director of presidential appointments on the 2012 U.S. presidential transition team, chairman of the executive board of the National Capital Council of the Boy Scouts of America, chair of the Regional Selection Panel for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships (administrations of Clinton, Bush and Obama), vice-chairman of the Board of Columbia Hospital for Women, and a Trustee of Cheekwood.