The TCB 100 - 2017

Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson has navigated Emergent Networks’ strategic direction since 2003. Under his leadership, the firm has become the IT counselor for some of the region’s leading businesses and has posted…

Nekima Levy Armstrong

2021, Change agent: The former University of St. Thomas law professor rose to prominence as president of the Minneapolis NAACP in the mid-2010s and through a competitive run for Minneapolis…

David Arvig

David Arvig has helped grow Arvig Enterprises into one of the largest independent telecommunications and broadband providers in the nation, leading the company through 17 acquisitions since he became COO…

Tom Bakk

Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) has a safe seat in the state Senate’s geographically largest district. (It includes most of the Iron Range and North Shore, including parts of Duluth all the…

Kate Barr

A former banker, Kate Barr long has been a leader in Minnesota’s large nonprofit sector, joining the Nonprofits Assistance Fund (NAF) in 2000. Her organization helps nonprofits that want to…

Tony Barranco

When VP of development Rick Collins left Minneapolis in 2014 to lead Ryan’s Phoenix office, he left some big shoes to fill. Ryan tapped Tony Barranco to take over Collins’…

Maureen Bausch

Maureen Bausch will be at center stage in 2017 as she leads the effort to get the Twin Cities ready to host Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Her…

David Berg

By the time you read this, the parent of the Radisson and Country Inns may have a new name. But CEO David Berg will still be overseeing more than 1,400…

Todd Berg

In conjunction with its $65 million round of fundraising at the start of 2018—the largest by any startup in Minnesota this year—Metavention ushered in someone new to lead the charge.…

Allen Berning

Al Berning is well-known in Rochester as a former IBMer, a co-founder of the engineering company Pemstar and former CEO of Hardcore Computers/LiquidCool Solutions. In his current role as CEO…

Jennifer Bielstein

For theater-watchers locally and nationally, the selection of Jennifer Bielstein to complete the Guthrie’s management team was the final indication that the region’s flagship theater is in extraordinarily good hands…

Tawanna Black

2021, Alumni: Tawanna Black’s background in both corporate jobs and philanthropy helps anchor the mission of the St. Paul-based nonprofit. It has a data-driven approach to advocating for expanding business…

Alison Brown

In March, the Science Museum selected Alison Brown as its new leader, the first female to hold the position. Brown’s museum management pedigree is impressive. For 17 years she served…

Carl Casale

Carl Casale, a former CFO of Monsanto, has been leading the nation’s largest member-owned cooperative since 2011. He has presided over tremendous growth. CHS—an agriculture and energy business that formed…

Ethan Casson

Recruited back to the Wolves by owner Glen Taylor after a successful stint at the San Francisco 49ers, Ethan Casson is charged with refreshing the Wolves’ business operations. His presence…

Chris Coleman

Coleman has provided calm, quiet leadership for his hometown since 2006. It’s an appropriate style for St. Paul, and there’s nothing wrong with that. True, the city continues to face…

Clay Collins

A fast-growing software company in Minneapolis? That would be Leadpages, which makes software to help business owners quickly create online “landing pages” to generate leads and sales. Founded in 2013,…

Brian Cornell

2021, Alumni: Brian Cornell remained calm and steady in the face of unprecedented challenges and supply chain shortages, while an agile response to constantly changing conditions drove soaring Q2 profits,…

Steve Cramer

Minneapolis pol turned public-minded inside player, Steve Cramer seems destined for a long run at the influential council, which may not run downtown, but certainly pays the freight. The downtown…

Gary Cunningham

Gary Cunningham was tapped to lead MEDA in 2014. He brings deep experience in foundation work and public service to MEDA, which consults with and helps secure financing for minority-owned…