Overachievers

Daniel del Prado

Daniel del Prado

No other culinary force in town has pushed forward harder since the pandemic than Daniel del Prado. His Martina and Colita in South Minneapolis weathered the storm doing takeout and
Mark Davis

Mark Davis

It’s fair to consider Mark Davis the dean (or the godfather) of medical office real estate in the Twin Cities. “That’s probably because I’m old. I’ve been around forever,” laughs
Tammera Diehm

Tammera Diehm

In 2021, 17 years after joining Minneapolis-based Winthrop & Weinstine, Tammera Diehm became the law firm’s first woman president. She’d built a successful practice concentrated on real estate transactions and
Angela Lurie

Angela Lurie

Twin Citian Angela Lurie started a new job in August that gives her companywide responsibility for Robert Half’s full-time contract talent. A 22-year veteran of Robert Half, Lurie assumed this
Matt Marsh

Matt Marsh

A 24-year employee of Deloitte, Matt Marsh oversees about 1,000 Deloitte staff who provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and other services to clients in Minnesota and the
Jan Malcolm

Jan Malcolm

When Jan Malcolm became the state’s health commissioner in 2019, her priorities included addressing chronic underfunding of public health infrastructure, which created inequities in access and outcomes—not to mention the
Jess Graba

Jess Graba

All eyes turned to Minnesota when St. Paul native Suni Lee clinched the gold medal in gymnastics at the 2020 Olympics. Her win also solidified Midwest Gymnastics’ position as a
Gia Vang

Gia Vang

After anchoring news in Fresno, California, Gia Vang moved to Minnesota in 2019. She’s the first Hmong-American television anchor in the Twin Cities, co-hosting KARE-11 Sunrise, which just won a
Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee

CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led organization, with a mission to advance multigenerational prosperity, community engagement, and wellness. Ruby Lee has led St. Paul-based CLUES for nine years, with continuously impressive
Frederick Melo

Frederick Melo

Intrepid reporter Melo seems to be everywhere in St. Paul. He covers City Hall, urban life, a good chunk of real estate development, and kicks in the occasional arts story.
Dr. Bill Morice

Dr. Bill Morice

Dr. Bill Morice was not a household name before the pandemic, but after appearances on NBC Nightly News, Fox News, and CNN, plus a visit to the West Wing, numerous
Roberta Dressen

Roberta Dressen

Over two decades, Roberta Dressen served in leadership roles with Allina Health, UnitedHealth Group, Boston Scientific, and Medtronic. When she was chosen this year to lead the Golden Valley-based Medical
Lee Wallace

Lee Wallace

In late 2017, Lee Wallace became Peace Coffee’s owner, after enlisting the help of an outside financer and buying it from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. In Wallace’s
Jeremy Segal

Jeremy Segal

2021, Builder: As the pandemic has changed how customers shop, Jeremy Segal’s St. Paul-based e-commerce retailer has been reaping the benefits with record sales, up 50 percent from 2019. To
Patrick Seeb

Patrick Seeb

After 20 years as CEO of the St. Paul Riverfront Corp., which drove the revitalization of the capital city’s central business district, Patrick Seeb is helping make over another downtown.
Matty O’Reilly

Matty O’Reilly

Matty O’Reilly has never met an empty space in a new complex that has appealed to him. Instead, the fiercely independent restaurateur chooses to pick up struggling locations and rehab
Erin Newkirk

Erin Newkirk

Connector, brand builder, and champion of innovators, Erin Newkirk sold her social correspondence app, Red Stamp, to Taylor Corp. in 2013. She’s an advisory board member to three local companies
Tony Miller

Tony Miller

Tony Miller is a classic serial entrepreneur. His new company, Bind Benefits, offers “on-demand health insurance.” The concept calls for enrollees to be able to add benefits beyond core coverage