Jean Anne Rogers
RUTHERFORD Cable 2ndPresident (2010-2011)
Dr. Jean Anne Rogers is an optometrist practicing in downtown Murfreesboro. In 2017, Dr. Rogers, a member of the Tennessee Academy of Optometry, was named Rutherford County’s Favorite Optometrist by The Daily News Journal. Early in her career, Dr. Rogers was recognized as Young Optometrist of the Year by Tennessee Optometric Physicians. Dr. Rogers is a member of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Murfreesboro Business Association and a past President and current board member of the Rutherford County League of Women Voters. She spearheaded a project with the League of Women Voters and Middle Tennessee State University to endow a scholarship for Mary Foye Huhta, a former League member and Murfreesboro trailblazer who was the city’s first councilwoman.
Dr. Rogers recently concluded a 10-year term as Chair of the Murfreesboro Power Board, and a substation has been named in her honor. She served as a representative to the Tennessee State Board of Education for nine years and is a past president of the Siegel High School Parent Teacher Organization. Dr. Rogers is an active member of Murfreesboro’s First United Methodist Church, and has served as Sunday School teacher, committee member and chair of multiple committees. She is a Stephen Minister.
Dr. Rogers was Rutherford CABLE’s second President. In 2011, she was Rutherford CABLE’s nominee to the Nashville ATHENA Awards. Realizing there are so many Rutherford County women who deserve the ATHENA Leadership Award recognition, as chair of Rutherford CABLE’s President’s Advisory Committee, Dr. Rogers led the effort to establish the Rutherford ATHENA Awards, which held its first event in 2013.
Dr. Rogers has coached junior league basketball and run for public office. “I know the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,” she said, “and neither defines me. It’s not whether you win or lose, but how the game is played.”
Rogers and her husband, Judge J. Mark Rogers, have three daughters.