Stanley S. Hubbard

Chairman
Hubbard Broadcasting

Satellite broadcasting pioneer and DirecTV co-founder Hubbard remains, at 81, a guiding force in what is now the last locally owned Twin Cities TV/radio conglomerate (son Rob runs the Hubbard TV group, while daughter Ginny Morris guides the growth-oriented Hubbard Radio operation). Though the satellite business is long spun off, Stan Hubbard has driven a focus on measured growth via acquisition and inevitably rejected offers to put the crown jewels up for sale. Hubbard remains an old-school, community-minded broadcaster, albeit one focused on the leading edge of technology and change.