The TCB 100 - 2018

Jeff Harmening

Within weeks of taking over as General Mills’ chief executive in June, Jeff Harmening laid out a five-point plan that he believes will turn around the Golden Valley-based food company,…

James Hereford

The health care landscape continues to change. James Hereford, who had been chief operations officer for California-based Stanford Health Care, started as the new president and CEO of Minneapolis-based nonprofit…

Mary Dana Hinton

Mary Dana Hinton, who is president of the College of St. Benedict, took on an extra role in July when she was elected board chair of the Minnesota Private College…

Jim Hovland

Edina residents clearly like Mayor Jim Hovland’s leadership. He was reelected to his fourth term as Edina mayor in November 2016 with 97 percent of the vote. He had no…

Neel Kashkari

There’s a reason why national business outlets like the Wall Street Journal and CNBC look to Neel Kashkari for smart, savvy—and at times contrarian—views on big-picture economic issues. We’re lucky…

Margaret Anderson Kelliher

Margaret Anderson Kelliher has spent her career in public service, but she’s now playing a pivotal role bridging the gap between private-sector needs and public-sector attention and resources. As Minnesota…

Kyu-Young Kim

Very few accomplished orchestral musicians raise their hands to take on leadership duties that constitute a formidable day job. But that’s exactly what Kyu-Young Kim did. As of 2016 he’s…

Dale Klapmeier

Cirrus cofounder Dale Klapmeier helped revolutionize the aviation industry with his company’s unique parachute safety device, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System. It’s paid off for Cirrus, which now makes more…

Nate Kranz

To assume Nate Kranz’s involvement in the Minnesota music scene is exclusive to First Avenue isn’t just a misconception, it’s an understatement. This year, he and his First Ave. crew…

David Kvamme

Wells Fargo’s David Kvamme has distinguished himself as one of the Twin Cities’ top business leaders since his elevation to regional CEO in 2011. He played a key role in…

Brenda Kyle

When the chamber was looking for a new CEO, its board chose someone who knew St. Paul well and had good working relationships with businesspeople and public officials. Brenda Kyle,…

Jonathan Lamb

The Duluth-Superior port has always been known for ships, of course. Now Lamb is leading the effort to make it an intermodal hub as well, transferring container cargo between trains…

Emily Larson

Elected in 2015, Larson succeeded popular two-term mayor Don Ness. She’ll be building upon the Zenith City’s turnaround that Ness guided. While her predecessor tapped her to succeed him, the…

Marcus Lemonis

In the early spring of 2017, Marcus Lemonis, best known as the struggling small-business reviver from his CNBC show The Profit, purchased one of Minnesota’s largest brick-and-mortar brands, Gander Mountain.…

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine

The Twins appear to have hit a home run with their new baseball leadership, acquired from the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, respectively, late in 2016. They engineered a playoff…

Jace Marti

Jace Marti represents the sixth generation of the iconic August Schell Brewing, and, like his father, he’s taking the brewery to new levels. Marti is the mastermind behind Schell’s Noble…

John McCarthy

Local commercial real estate pros have long recognized John McCarthy as one of the top office brokers in the Twin Cities. In April, McCarthy and Jim Damiani (named to this…
Fiona McCrae

Fiona McCrae

2021, Rooted: Since she took over Graywolf in 1994, Fiona McCrae has turned the press based in Minneapolis’s North Loop into a worldwide cultural powerhouse, its books and authors snagging…