portrait of Johnna Rogers

As Chief Operating Officer, Johnna Rogers provides executive leadership to ensure Wake County’s strategies, structures and systems support highly effective and efficient county operations. She’s known as a “fixer” and creative problem solver and uses those skills to work with multiple county departments to implement plans for achieving the organization’s goals and objectives.

Rogers also serves as the executive champion for eWake, the county’s integrated finance/budget/human resources system and Living Great @ Wake, the innovative, comprehensive health and well-being program that helped Wake County earn national recognition as 2018’s second Healthiest Workplace in America.

Rogers joined Wake County in December 2003 as Director of Budget and Management Services. In 2008, she was named a Deputy County Manager and was elevated to the role of Chief Operating Officer in May 2018.

Rogers is a Winston-Salem native and a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting. Rogers began her career in public accounting at KPMG before transitioning to a career in local government in Virginia. She worked for the cities of Norfolk (Budget Director) and Portsmouth (Chief Financial Officer/Deputy City Manager), as well as Portsmouth Public Schools (Finance Director).