Loren Rodgers, Executive Director, National Center for Employee Ownership
Loren Rodgers is the executive director of the National Center for Employee Ownership. He has been working in employee ownership since 1995 as a researcher, consultant, public speaker, author, and media contact. Before joining the NCEO in 2005, Loren was a senior principal at Ownership Associates, an employee ownership consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he worked for ten years.
Loren specializes in equity compensation plans and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), including best management practices in plan design, communications, employee involvement, governance, management, and organizational culture. He works with firms on technical training, group norms, survey assessment, plan design, and communications. He speaks extensively and writes for academic, trade, and employee-ownership publications in the US and abroad on topics including employee motivation, open-book management, employee education, organization dynamics, and business literacy.
Loren has a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, where he studied employee ownership and international development with a focus on Slavic Europe.