Author, community activist, philanthropist
Elyse M Rogers is president and CEO of MAC International Ltd, her freelance writing company based in Midland. She is the author of more than 1000 articles and stories published in the U. S. and Japan – publications include Highlights for Children, True Story, Family Health and many others. In addition, she wrote corporate materials for The Dow Chemical Company, served as Assistant Vice President of The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, and as Interim President of the Midland Area Community Foundation.
The Rogers lived and raised their three daughters in Midland before moving to Tokyo, while Ed was president of Dow Chemical Japan. During their eight years in Japan, Elyse wrote three weekly newspaper that appeared in The Japan Times, The Tokyo Weekender and The Daily Yomiuri.
Community service is very important to Elyse and her family. She and her husband established the Rogers Family Foundation in order to provide ongoing financial support for area non-profits. She currently serves as president, her husband and daughters are directors, and the grandchildren are associate-directors. In May 2017 the couple was honored by Creative360 for their commitment to Midland and years of community service.
Elyse has served and/or chaired many boards, including the following: Northwood University Town and Campus(Chair); Midland Symphony Orchestra (Chair); Midland Visiting Nurses Association; (Chair), Midland Area Chamber of Commerce (Chair); Midland Country Board of Health (Chair); Saginaw Valley State University's Board of Fellows; Little Forks Conservancy; MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland; and Michigan Nonprofit Association.
Elyse is a Registered Nurse with a B.S Degree in Nursing Education from Indiana University, and an M.A. Degree from Purdue University. She’s earned many honors including: Woman of Distinction Award – Mitten Bay Girls Scout Council, Fellow of the American Medical Writers' Association, and the Athena Foundation’s Athena Award for outstanding professional achievement.
Rogers currently serves on Northwood President’s Advisory Council, and is a past member of the university’s Board of Governors. In 2016, she established the Elyse Rogers Endowed Scholarship in Entrepreneurship at Northwood.