Growing up on the Space Coast, Jen Rogers was fascinated by the aerospace industry – its missions as well as its impact on her hometown — and knew she wanted to make it a career.
She attended St. Mary ’s Catholic School and Rockledge High School before earning an associate degree from Eastern Florida State College and bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing from UCF. “I decided to go the business development and marketing path in the design and construction industry, and began my career at a civil engineering firm in Orlando,” she said. “I immediately enjoyed the process of seeing a client’s vision being put to paper and then brought to life.”
In 2012, after rising through the ranks in other design and engineering firms in Orlando, and noting the changes in Brevard brought by the aerospace industry’s massive growth, Rogers and her husband moved to Merritt Island with their two children. Rogers continued her path within the design and construction industry, but after logging too many airline miles developing aerospace business for globally ranked firms, she wanted to “come back home.” She joined 54-year-old W+J Construction in the spring of 2018.
“One of my favorite things about W+J is its impact on the Space Coast community,” Rogers said. “W+J has truly enhanced the area with its many local projects and its philanthropic efforts. Schools, restaurants, medical office buildings, public and private businesses, including aerospace – everything that contributes to the quality of life this area is known for. I love being a part of that in my hometown.”
On the weekends, Rogers can usually be found biking on the beach and spending time with her friends and her family.
W + J Construction
Title: Project Development Director
Education: A.A. Brevard Community College, EFSC B.S. Business Administration, Marketing, UCF
Years in Area: 38
Years at company: 1