In his role at CoxHealth as System Director of Performance Integration and Innovation, Scott Rogers has to be prepared for a wide range of interactions. “On a given day, I may have internal meetings, then head down to the efactory, then be at the Springfield Area Chamber [of Commerce],” he says. So when he gets dressed for the day, he opts for the classics—a sport coat, slacks, long-sleeved button down and tie. But lately, he’s added another crucial accessory—a face mask.
He’s become known for his coordinating mask-and-tie combos, which, he says, he owes to his mom. When the COVID-19 pandemic sidelined her usual activities and outings, she kept busy by sewing face masks. Rogers liked her fabric choices so much, he asked for matching ties. He now has five of his mom’s custom-made mask-and-tie looks, including a traditional one for meetings, a tropical one for vacation vibes and one that celebrates his alma mater, the University of Iowa.