Top female executives
Highlight industries Retail Overlay Health Overlay Financial Overlay Manufacturing Overlay Energy Overlay IT Overlay
Executive Company 2016 total comp. 2015 total comp. 1-year percent change 1-year percent stock change
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Marianne Short UnitedHealth Group Inc. 8,947,971 6,718,493 33.2 38.4
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Sally Smith Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. 3,393,662 10,416,256 -67.4 -3.3
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Charlotte Arnold ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2,745,932 1,497,877 83.3 34.3
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Debra Schoneman Piper Jaffray Companies 2,353,179 2,512,180 -6.3 79.5
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LuAnn Via
Christopher & Banks Corp. 2,026,564 866,577 133.9 -24.3
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Renee Peterson The Toro Co. 1,958,244 1,753,459 11.7 29.1
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Catherine Smith Target Corp. 1,931,668 1,848,838 4.5  
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Shelly Ibach Select Comfort Corp. 1,572,727 1,753,933 -10.3 5.7
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Cheryl Beranek Clearfield Inc. 1,438,122 904,999 58.9 40.0
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Kathleen Rogers
U.S. Bancorp 1,404,927 1,337,999 5.0 23.4

The Star Tribune examined annual proxy statements and 10-K filings for the largest publicly held companies in Minnesota. All data are for the most recently completed fiscal year, which in most cases was the 2016 calendar year. Some executives were not included if their pay information was not available at press time. Executives are ranked based on total compensation. The Star Tribune counts salary, bonus, other compensation, the value of restricted stock that vested during the year and the value of options that were exercised during the year. Information was taken from proxy statements filed before June 1, 2017.

Ch - Chairman
Chw - Chairwoman
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
P - President
COO - Chief Operating Officer
Sec. - Secretary
NM - Not meaningful
NR - Not ranked
- Means not available
Source: Company reports



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