Dedicated To Changing Lives Through Mentoring.
Chief Executive Officer Michael Goar
In June 2016, Michael Goar took the helm as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, a nearly 100-year-old organization that has provided half a million Minnesota children facing adversity with one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Goar has an extensive background in education, including serving as CEO and Interim Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools prior to leading Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. His work at the school district included launching the office of Black Male Achievement. He’s also been Executive Director of Generation Next, a Minneapolis-based youth development organization that works to close the achievement gap.
Earlier in his career, Goar held executive positions and COO roles for both Boston Public Schools and Memphis City Schools. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and urban studies from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and a master’s degree in public administration from Mankato State University. Goar holds a superintendent licensure and has participated in multiple intensive leadership development programs at Harvard University.
An active community member who is passionate about giving back, Goar serves on several boards of directors, including Generation Next, Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Arts), Twin Cities Public Television, the Ordway and the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD.)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities Leadership Team
Vice President of Finance
Vice President of Development
Vice President of Programs
Director of Enrollment and Matching
Director of School Programs
Director of Match Support
Director of Education and Enrichment
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 2016 Board of Directors
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