Scott Burns

CEO and co-founder

GovDelivery

Year

Description

The Oct. 1 rollout for Healthcare.gov, the Affordable Care Act's online insurance marketplace, went less than smoothly. But it did shine in one regard, thanks in large part to GovDelivery, whose website sent the biggest number of online referrals to the ACA site. The St. Paul-based It company, which Burns founded 14 years ago, facilitates government e-newsletters and emergency communications at the local, state, and federal level. It's also been a cornerstone of downtown St. Paul's small but growing IT sector. As more and more people interact with government digitally, Burns and GovDelivery will be making many of those connections.