Susan Bass Roberts

Executive director/VP
Pohlad Family Foundation

In August, the foundation board—consisting of brothers Jim, Bob and Bill Pohlad—chose Susan Bass Roberts to lead their foundation. Addressing chronic poverty in north Minneapolis is a longstanding priority of the foundation. Bass Roberts, who previously led Best Buy’s foundation, will bring new energy and experience to tackling education and employment challenges. While the Pohlads own the Minnesota Twins, Bass Roberts also has some sports experience—she was a VP with the Atlanta Falcons football team. At the Pohlad Family Foundation, one of her key areas of emphasis will be programming that makes it possible for at-risk youth and young adults to complete their education and get jobs.