Thank you to those who attended the 2016 (Real) Power 50 event!
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About the list
The members of The (Real) Power 50 are the linchpins in their company. The connectors in their industry. The heart of the operation. The people who make things happen. The remarkable players in the Minnesota business community with a knack for getting things done — and being helpful along the way.
How it's created
To create this list, we selected people we trust to be nominators, people who understand what The (Real) Power 50 means — the Alumni! We also scanned the state’s business community, asking our trusted partners and business leaders to identify the movers and shakers who impressed them in the last year. And thus, the list of 50 came to be. Take a look at last year's list and view photos from the event.
About the event
Members of the 2017 (Real) Power 50 were honored at an awards gala with a night of drinks, dinner, and celebration. Each honoree was listed in the May 2017 issue of Minnesota Business magazine.
View the 2017 (Real) Power 50 press release here
The (Real) Power 50 of 2017 Winners
Siyad Abdullahi, CEO, The Language Banc
Omar Akbar, Managing Director, Aperion Management
Alan Arthur, President & CEO, Aeon
Lisa Lamm Bachman, Managing Partner, Minneapolis, Foley & Mansfield
Tawanna Black, Executive Director, Northside Funders Group
TJ Bonnett, CEO & Owner, LimPro Metal Fabrication
Douglas Carnival, Shareholder, McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered
Gary Cunningham, President & CEO, MEDA
Lisa David, Partner, eCapital Advisors
Melissa DeLay, Owner, TruPerception
Natasha Fedorova, Program Director, Women's Business Development Center
Erik Forsberg, Proprietor, Devil's Advocate, Erik the Red & Dan Kelly's
Gloria Freeman, CEO, Olu's Home Inc. / Olu's Center
Karin Gessner, CEO, Radia
John Hoffman, Regional Managing Director, Principal Financial Group
Dustin Huibregtse, Director & Consultant, TEDxMinneapolis / Deloitte
Maria Huntley, Executive Vice President, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
Fatima Hussein, Founder & CEO, Asiya
Ezell Jones, VP Business Development, CBIZ / U of M Foundation
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, CEO, President & Executive Director, MHTA
Lisa Lavin, Founder & CEO, Anser Innovation
Brooke Lee, CEO, Anchor Paper Company
Susan Link, Attorney, Maslon LLP
Nancy Lyons, Founder & CEO, Clockwork
Kelly Miyamoto, Co-owner, The Firm
Kate Mortenson, President & CEO, 2019 Minneapolis Final Four® Local Organizing Committee
Odeh Muhawesh, CEO & Chairman, TruScribe
Nasser Mussa, Financial Services Coordinator, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties
Sahra Noor, CEO, People's Center Health Services
Ravi Norman, CEO, Thor Construction
Allison O'Toole, CEO, MNsure
Mike Paton, Founder / Visionary, Achieve Traction / EOS Worldwide
Roshini Rajkumar, Founder, Roshini Performance Group
Lewis Remele, Attorney, Bassford Remele
Jill Renslow, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Mall of America
Dr. Sheila Riggs, Chair of Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Reed Robinson, Co-Founder, Beta.MN
Jasmine Russell, Founder, Monicat Data
Mike Rynchek, CEO, Spyder Trap
Thomas Sagissor, President, RBC Wealth Management
Sirish Samba, President & CEO, Sambatek Inc.
Marshall Saunders, Managing Partner, Saunders/Dailey Community Real Estate Investments
Jana Shortal, Reporter, KARE11
Dina Simon, CEO, Simon Says Lead
Jennifer Smith, CEO, Innovative Office Solutions
Don Smithmier, Founder & CEO, The Big Know
John Taylor, Director of Supplier Diversity, Medtronic
Nicki Vincent, Executive Director, ACG Minnesota
Marty Weintraub, Founder, Aimclear
Phil Xiao, CEO, Homi