The TCB 100 - 2022

illustration on opposite page (top to bottom) Change Agent: Seena Hodges/The Woke Coach Next Gen: Brian Heimann/Rally Studios Emerging: Florian Riedel/Four Seasons Minneapolis Overachiever: Danny del Prado/Restaurateur Innovator: Pilar Cruz/Cargill Builder: Shari Ballard/Minnesota United FC
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Seena Hodges/The Woke Coach; Brian Heimann/Rally Studios; Florian Riedel/Four Seasons Minneapolis; Danny del Prado/Restaurateur; Pilar Cruz/Cargill; Shari Ballard/Minnesota United FC

TCB top 100 logoWe like to think of the annual TCB 100 as the “little black book” of the influencers, thought leaders, and key players likely to be making news or driving change in the year ahead. Not just in business, but in key government and philanthropic roles that affect the business community.

So follow along and meet some new people or share in the success of some old friends. And don’t forget to drop us a line if you’d like to suggest a name one of us can yell out for next year’s. —Adam Platt

(The 2020 TCB 100 list was written by Tess Allen, Liz Fedor, Burl Gilyard, Allison Kaplan, Sarah Lutman, Stephanie March, Dan Niepow, Adam Platt and Gene Rebeck)

Torrie Allen

Torrie Allen

Torrie Allen became president and CEO of Arts Midwest in 2019, just in time for the pandemic to hit the fragile arts community. Before pursuing arts leadership, Allen enjoyed an…
Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen stepped into the McKnight Foundation presidency in March, moving from Detroit, where she led the Skillman Foundation. Arriving in Minneapolis with the pandemic raging and in the aftermath…
Ann Anaya

Ann Anaya

Ann Anaya served as an assistant U.S. attorney for 11 years before joining 3M in 2013. As a change agent, she takes the following approach to make progress on diversity:…
Nicole Atchison

Nicole Atchison

At the helm of the company her father started more than 30 years ago is Nicole Atchison, who brings a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, a command of business strategy, and…
Felipe- Athayde

Felipe Athayde

Felipe Athayde signed on as the chief executive of Minneapolis-based hair salon brand Regis in October 2020, a little over a year after the company announced formal plans to switch…
Shari Ballard

Shari Ballard

Once hailed by Fortune as “one of the women who saved Best Buy,” longtime retail exec Shari Ballard pivoted to sports management in 2021. Before she signed on as CEO…
Matt Baugartner

Matt Baumgartner

Matt Baumgartner believes the Duluth Area Chamber has “the ability to make Duluth a community that’s more prosperous for everybody.” In July, he succeeded David Ross, the organization’s president for…
Wendy Blackshaw

Wendy Blackshaw

From Mall of America to Sun Country Airlines to senior vice president of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, a lively career at the intersection of marketing, sales, and community…
Nisha Botchwey

Nisha Botchwey

After earning a master’s degree and Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Nisha Botchwey served in a variety of teaching and administrative roles. This year she’s serving…
Trevor Bullen

Trevor Bullen

Trevor Bullen was tapped to lead Minneapolis-based Dunwoody’s new School of Design, a combination of its architecture, interior design, and graphic design programs. Bullen, an architect, joined in July. “I…
Armando Camacho

Armando Camacho

Armando Camacho, a native of Puerto Rico who grew up on the West Side of St. Paul, was chosen in 2020 to lead the Wilder Foundation. He had developed his…
Chris Brooks and Paul Campbell

Chris Brooks and Paul Campbell

Venture capital has long been a universe of white guys. Twin Cities natives Paul Campbell and Chris Brooks, who are Black, are looking to rewrite the rules of the game.…

Steve Cramer

2022, Overachievers: Steve Cramer took over the Minneapolis Downtown Council eight years ago, with an eye toward reinforcing downtown’s renaissance, but has spent much of his tenure advocating for basic needs—initially…
Pilar Cruz

Pilar Cruz

A Cargill veteran who’s worked in six countries for the agribusiness giant, Pilar Cruz was named chief sustainability officer in March. She says she’s identifying “investments in innovations that have…
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…
Tricia Dege

Tricia Dege

Between 2020 and 2021, 2.3 million women dropped out of the labor force, according to the National Women’s Law Center. That was the final stroke to convince Tricia Dege, at…
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…
Reba Dominski

Reba Dominski

In her dual roles with U.S. Bank and the bank’s nonprofit arm, Reba Dominski is at the forefront of the organization’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives—a wide-ranging group of efforts…