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Jack Larson, Xcel Energy Center

Photo by: JORA BART
Vice president and general manager
Xcel Energy Center

Larson has been a fixture at Twin Cities sports venues for about 45 years, and his experience running NHL arenas extends to San Jose, where he helped develop a new facility for the Sharks in the early 1990s. He worked seven years at Target Center before taking over at Xcel Energy Center in 2001, a year after the Wild’s arena opened. His first job in sports came as a college student sweeping the concourses at the old Met Center after North Stars games.