Steve Koch


Steve Koch

Age: 58

Occupation: Deputy mayor, City of Chicago

This former investment banker is one of Emanuel’s closest aides and the person CEOs call to talk business in the city. Insiders give him megacredit for nabbing ADM (see No. 7). Among his major tasks this year? Attracting tenants for all those shuttered Dominick’s stores.

Photo: Brooke E. Collins/City Of Chicago