Susan Bass Roberts joined the Pohlad Family Foundation in 2016 as vice president, executive director. She has 20 years of experience in philanthropy, community relations and communications. Most recently, Susan served as executive director of the Best Buy Foundation in her role as senior director of community relations/diversity inclusion for Best Buy. Prior to that, she owned a boutique agency specializing in foundation management, community outreach and communications strategy for sports professionals. Previously, Bass Roberts was vice president of communications and community relations for the Atlanta Falcons Football Club in Atlanta, where she managed public relations, community relations and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation. She also worked as director of community affairs and philanthropy for Limited Brands, Inc.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. She has a long history of community involvement; she currently serves on the boards of the Twin Cities YWCA, Minnesota Council on Foundations and Breck School. She and her family reside in Minnetonka, Minnesota.