How we pick the list
We make it our business to ask questions. Lots of questions.
Here’s the one we get back the most: How do you pick your ROI Influencers lists?
It’s not a simple answer.
It starts by following the business world, which we do, 365 days a year. Key figures in key stories always are noted. And, with a staff that has been covering business in this state for decades, we feel we already know a lot of the power players.
But certainly not all of them.
We want to make sure we have all the power players — all the Influencers — who do so much that doesn’t get attention.
It’s a special type of heroic action — one that is done simply for good.
We know we haven’t found all of these stars, but we are confident of this: if you go through the following pages and slideshows — and read the short descriptions that go with each honoree — you'll say to yourself: That’s why that person got picked for this list.
The Power List is our annual kickoff to our ROI Influencers lists. It obviously is meant to recognize the top people overall — and in 14 individual categories. But, know that many of those individual categories will be expanded for their own sector-specific lists later in the year (categories such as Real Estate, Health Care, Higher Education and Technology).
April: Higher Education
May: Energy and Utilities
June: Diversity & Inclusion
September: People of Color
October: Health Care
November: Real Estate
How to nominate an honoree
If you want to nominate someone for our upcoming lists this year, please send 25-50 words why to Editor Tom Bergeron .