Hello, nice to meet you. Let me introduce myself. My favorite satellite radio channel is E Street Radio. These days you might find me paddleboarding. When I was little I wanted to be triple-threat Broadway star, but now I'm happy to be at Echo&Co. Did you know that one of the other folks here studied wildlife biology ?
B.J. Rogers joined Echo&Co in 2018, bringing to the team 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience and an abiding respect for the role of mission-based organizations in the work of social change. He has spent his adult life living in northern Vermont, first working in community-based organizations then working for seven years with the ASPCA®, where he became acquainted with the extensive talents of the Echo&Co team.
B.J.’s career has led him from higher education to LGBTQ youth advocacy and from politics to animal welfare. He’s passionate about adult learning and social change and is a certified teacher of Dialogue Education™, an approach to learning rooted in intentionality, partnership, and reflection.
At Echo&Co, B.J. helps lead our business and partnership growth and our organizational change consulting. He brings an extensive portfolio of training and keynote speaking to bear on our desire to share inspiration and facilitate impact with and on behalf of our clients and partners. B.J. graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a degree in English lit (and a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies), and is completing an executive ed certificate in public leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Unable to decide whether he was best-suited to be a hippie or a preppy northern New Englander, B.J. once spent a year traveling with Up With People as a professional do-gooder and smiler-in-chief. His internal conflict remains as he lives just outside of Burlington, Vermont (home of democratic-socialist Bernie Sanders) but still has an affinity for Sperry boat shoes.
B.J. spends time each and every day grateful to get to live on the shores of Lake Champlain with his better half Erin and their supervisors, Freddie Mae and Henry James, two Pembroke Welsh Corgis.