Tim Padgett, Olympia Entertainment
Vice president of venue operations and general manager
Padgett plays a principal role in the development of Little Caesars Arena, the new home of Detroit Red Wings and Pistons opening this fall as a linchpin for the city’s redevelopment efforts. For the past 12 years, Padgett ran Joe Louis Arena after coming over from Comerica Park, where he served as the Detroit Tigers’ vice president of park operations. Padgett has been a part of four Stanley Cup championships in his more than 20 years with Olympia Entertainment, the Ilitch family’s facility management firm.