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)

Lousene Hoppe

Lousene Hoppe

After studying classics and religion at St. Olaf College, Lousene Hoppe earned a master’s from Luther Seminary before graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 2006. At Minneapolis-based…
Hilal Ibrahim

Hilal Ibrahim

The idea that a Muslim girl can now walk through a mainstream department store and see something designed for her is rewarding, says Hilal Ibrahim, creator of Henna and Hijabs.…
Damon Jenkins

Damon Jenkins

Damon Jenkins considers himself a banker by accident. He left social work for a job as a branch manager at U.S. Bank, working his way up to district manager at…
Jasmine Jirele

Jasmine Jirele

In September, Jasmine Jirele took the reins as CEO of Allianz Life, the Minneapolis-based division of German financial services firm Allianz SE. She came to the position after a stint…
Mike Jones

Mike Jones

The acquisition of TCF by Huntington National Bank, two years after the hometown financial institution gave up its Wayzata headquarters in a merger with Detroit-based Chemical Financial Corp., may seem…
Megan Kellin

Megan Kellin

After launching a fast-forward marketing business and a co-working space in Colorado, Megan Kellin returned to her hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to be close to family. She and her…

Rick King

2022 Builders: Since retiring from Thomson Reuters in February after more than 20 years with the data and media company, Rick King is sharing his expertise as a board director of…
David Kornberg

David Kornberg

Well-traveled UK native David Kornberg came to Duluth in February to lead women’s clothing retailer Maurices. His career has included leadership positions at British chain Marks & Spencer, Disney Stores,…
Brad Lane

Brad Lane

The Good Neighbor has watched its audience steadily erode for decades, to the point that it's now basically a niche talk radio station in the local market, with a graying…
Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee

CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led organization, with a mission to advance multigenerational prosperity, community engagement, and wellness. Ruby Lee has led St. Paul-based CLUES for nine years, with continuously impressive…
Dr. Joseph Lee

Dr. Joseph Lee

Dr. Joseph Lee joined Center City-based Hazelden in June. It is the largest nonprofit provider of addiction and mental health care in the U.S. Lee had served as medical director…
Donzel Leggett

Donzel Leggett

Whether he’s tackling global supply chain backlogs or worker shortages, it “all comes down to people,” Donzel Leggett says. “Without people, our supply chains don’t work.” Originally from Key West,…
LeAnn Littlewolf

LeAnn Littlewolf

LeAnn Littlewolf, a member of the Gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag (Leech Lake) Band of Ojibwe, has spent her nearly three-decade career working to “create greater opportunities for people who don’t have resources.” In…
Katie Lorenson

Katie Lorenson

Katie Lorenson has served as CFO of Grand Forks, North Dakota-based Alerus Financial Corp. since 2017. In January, though, she’ll take over as the North Dakota bank’s new CEO, replacing…
Candace Lund

Candace Lund

A former Minnesota AFL-CIO organizing director, Candace Lund leads a NewsGuild union local that includes Star Tribune and Pioneer Press journalists. It represents more than 500, with the majority involved…
Angela Lurie

Angela Lurie

Twin Citian Angela Lurie started a new job in August that gives her companywide responsibility for Robert Half’s full-time contract talent. A 22-year veteran of Robert Half, Lurie assumed this…
Jan Malcom

Jan Malcolm

When Jan Malcolm became the state’s health commissioner in 2019, her priorities included addressing chronic underfunding of public health infrastructure, which created inequities in access and outcomes—not to mention the…
Sean Malone

Sean Malone

After 20-plus years of leading nonprofit organizations, Sean Malone moved from Raleigh, North Carolina, to the Twin Cities to head the George Family Foundation, based in Minneapolis. Malone says foundation…