Age: 52
Occupation: Vice president of sales and site lead at Google

Under Sauder, Google’s top executive in Chicago since 2018, the company’s West Loop campus has doubled its workforce, and in November Google announced it was adding 800,000 square feet of office space. How big will Google’s Chicago presence get? Sauder won’t talk specifics, but with more than 1,200 handsomely paid salespeople, cloud engineers, software experts, lawyers, and accountants already under her purview, she’ll have developers, city planners, and business owners watching her every move.

Read more