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Bob, Bill, and Jim Pohlad will be honored for their commitments to alleviate poverty, bolster racial justice, and rejuvenate downtown Minneapolis.
Twin Cities Business has named Bob Pohlad, Bill Pohlad, and Jim Pohlad as People of the Year for 2022.

The brothers, who lead the Pohlad Cos., have bet big on the future of downtown Minneapolis. The firm moved several of its businesses to the new landmark 37-story RBC Gateway tower, which was built by Pohlad subsidiary United Properties. The family was also instrumental in bringing the Four Seasons hotel to downtown Minneapolis. The five-star hotel—a first for Minneapolis—was developed by United Properties.

Collaborative in their leadership, the brothers divide primary responsibilities within the company started by their father Carl in the 1950s. Bob oversees Carousel Motor GroupPaR Systems, and Northmarq. Jim is executive chairman of the Minnesota Twins and also oversees Pohlad Investment Management and United Properties. Bill, an acclaimed film director and producer, serves as president of the Pohlad Family Foundation.

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