Top female executives
Highlight industries Retail Overlay Health Overlay Financial Overlay Manufacturing Overlay Energy Overlay IT Overlay
Executive Company 2013 total comp. 2012 total comp. 1-year percent change 1-year percent stock change
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Gail Boudreaux UnitedHealth Group Inc. 13,556,382 20,700,447 -34.5 41.0
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Kathryn Tesija Target Corp. 8,402,312 5,100,307 64.7 -5.2
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L.A. Walker
Valspar Corp. 7,807,001 1,677,904 365.3 26.7
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Sally Smith Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. 5,580,758 3,527,288 58.2 102.1
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Pamela Joseph U.S. Bancorp 5,344,377 5,195,247 2.9 29.6
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Stacy Bogart Polaris Industries Inc. 4,758,696      
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Sharon McCollam Best Buy Co. Inc. 4,162,839 873,558 376.5  
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Jody Feragen Hormel Foods Corp. 3,828,410 1,556,761 145.9 49.7
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Tina Schiel Target Corp. 3,500,686      
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Kimberly Nelson SPS Commerce Inc. 2,911,069 408,319 612.9 75.2

The annual Star Tribune compensation survey examined compensation data for the largest publicly-held companies in Minnesota. Proxy information for some companies was not available at press time; the survey analyzed information from more than 150 public companies. Total compensation includes all cash payments, deferred compensation and the monetary value of stock awarded, as specified by each company in its annual proxy statement or 10-K filing. Total compensation also includes any gains from the exercise of stock options. The chart on this page includes top executives within each company, ranked in order of total compensation.

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, Bloomberg News

Median total pay of chief executive officers in 2013 dropped 16 percent in 2013 to $1.026 million, the lowest median figure since 2010. Here are the 100 largest CEO pay packages among the public companies we examined.

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