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Rebecca Ryan

Next Generation Consulting
Founder
Rebecca Ryan is called a “human spark plug."

Trained as a futurist and an economist, Rebecca helps clients figure out what's next so they can be ready for the future. Rebecca is the Resident Futurist for AGRiP, and a senior advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc. She is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government (2015); ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America's Future Leaders (2013); and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation (2007).

Her TEDx talk, Spring is Coming, was featured at the prestigious TEDx Beacon Street in 2015. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, calls Rebecca "one of the most reliable sources for CEOs and Mayors who want to attract and keep the next generation of creative workers." 

Other accolates include: Thought Leader, CPA Practice Advisor Top 100 Most Influencial People, Accounting Today Communicator of the Year, Women in Communication Women of Influence, Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee Entrepreneur of the Year, U.S Association for Small Business and Entreprenuership Most Powerful Women in Public Accounting, CPA Practice Advisor. 

She received her Graduate Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston; Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Drake University; Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Drake University; and attended Kozgaz University in Budapest and the Hungary Institute fur European Studiern, Freiburg, Germany.