Lee Krueger begins his first full year directing the St. Paul Port Authority in 2017. Krueger was promoted to his new post after serving as a senior vice president of real estate and development at the Port Authority. While the port leases space for four river terminals, Krueger will be in the spotlight because of high-profile projects within the city. In September, the PA took steps to create a development district for shopping center parcels next to the planned soccer stadium near Snelling and University. He’s now working with Hempel Cos. to redevelop the former downtown Macy’s, which will include spaces for Walgreens and the Minnesota Wild.