Emerging

Florian Riedel

Florian Riedel

In June 2022, the Twin Cities enters the big leagues of luxury hospitality when Four Seasons opens the region’s first five-star hotel. The man charged with getting all the details
Nisha Botchwey

Nisha Botchwey

After earning a master’s degree and Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Nisha Botchwey served in a variety of teaching and administrative roles. This year she’s serving
Sean Malone

Sean Malone

After 20-plus years of leading nonprofit organizations, Sean Malone moved from Raleigh, North Carolina, to the Twin Cities to head the George Family Foundation, based in Minneapolis. Malone says foundation
Chris Harrington

Chris Harrington

The holder of an MBA and an undergraduate music degree from Wayne State University in Michigan, Chris Harrington started his new job at the St. Paul music venue Nov. 1.
Dr. Joseph Lee

Dr. Joseph Lee

Dr. Joseph Lee joined Center City-based Hazelden in June. It is the largest nonprofit provider of addiction and mental health care in the U.S. Lee had served as medical director
David Kornberg

David Kornberg

Well-traveled UK native David Kornberg came to Duluth in February to lead women’s clothing retailer Maurices. His career has included leadership positions at British chain Marks & Spencer, Disney Stores,
Trevor Bullen

Trevor Bullen

Trevor Bullen was tapped to lead Minneapolis-based Dunwoody’s new School of Design, a combination of its architecture, interior design, and graphic design programs. Bullen, an architect, joined in July. “I
Hilal Ibrahim

Hilal Ibrahim

The idea that a Muslim girl can now walk through a mainstream department store and see something designed for her is rewarding, says Hilal Ibrahim, creator of Henna and Hijabs.
Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez

Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez

Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez brings new diversity and an international perspective to the Weisman, on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. A native of Mexico City, she is the first
Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen stepped into the McKnight Foundation presidency in March, moving from Detroit, where she led the Skillman Foundation. Arriving in Minneapolis with the pandemic raging and in the aftermath
Katie Lorenson

Katie Lorenson

Katie Lorenson has served as CFO of Grand Forks, North Dakota-based Alerus Financial Corp. since 2017. In January, though, she’ll take over as the North Dakota bank’s new CEO, replacing
Bob Frenzel

Bob Frenzel

Amid a warming world, Bob Frenzel hopes to put Xcel at the forefront of the “clean energy transition.” Frenzel, a U.S. Navy vet and former investment banker who took the
Damon Jenkins

Damon Jenkins

Damon Jenkins considers himself a banker by accident. He left social work for a job as a branch manager at U.S. Bank, working his way up to district manager at
Lisa Shannon

Lisa Shannon

Lisa Shannon takes over for Penny Wheeler on Jan. 1, and knows she has big shoes to fill as she ascends from the president/COO role at Minneapolis-based Allina Health. She
Tricia Dege

Tricia Dege

Between 2020 and 2021, 2.3 million women dropped out of the labor force, according to the National Women’s Law Center. That was the final stroke to convince Tricia Dege, at
Meka White Morris

Meka White Morris

Meka White Morris is a former college track athlete, the daughter of Boston Celtics legend Jo Jo White, and she landed deals with several NFL teams while working for global

Tony Donatell

While other restaurateurs see the suburbs as a culinary wasteland, Tony Donatell has been quietly building a small empire in the far reaches. It started with a strip mall gas
Jay and Bob Dillon

Jay and Bob Dillon

Jay Dillon and his father, Bob, started New Hope-based Yardbird in 2016 to offer affordable patio and outdoor furniture, buying direct from Asia to keep prices down. It began as