R.T. Rybak

Executive director
Generation Next

After serving Minneapolis as mayor for 12 years, R.T. Rybak has moved to the nonprofit sector to tackle the most vexing problem in his city—the education achievement gap between whites and students of color. He’s leading an effort called Generation Next, which aligns resources from the nonprofit, private and public sectors to boost student achievement. If Rybak succeeds, high school graduation rates in Minneapolis and St. Paul will increase.