Fortune Magazine released their list of the World's 50 greatest leaders including Pope Francis, LeBron James, Chance The Rapper and one Duluthian.

Minneapolis Police Chief and Duluth native Janeé Harteau came in at the number 22 spot in between Chief Justice John Roberts and former VP Joe Biden.  Janeé graduated from Denfeld High School, studied Law Enforcement at Hibbing Community College, and became the first Police Chief for the Minneapolis Police Department.

Wondering how Chief Harteau made the cut? Here's what Fortune had to say:

Over the past 18 months, Harteau has endured the kinds of challenges that every chief dreads. Growing tension with the police union. A spike in overall crime rates. And most challenging of all: the fatal shooting by police of an African-­American man, Jamar Clark, under dubious circumstances that prompted an 18-day protest organized by Black Lives Matter.


Harteau weathered these woes with the steadiness that has made her a leadership role model. A 30-year veteran and the city’s first female and first gay police chief, Harteau is the mind behind MPD 2.0, a drive to build trust in the community by putting more cops on the beat. Civic leaders credit her for dismissing cops for misconduct. The officers involved in the Clark shooting were not indicted, but local prosecutors are rethinking the use of secret grand juries in police-involved killings—a victory for the transparency that both Harteau and protesters favor. And Minneapolis was one of the few major U.S. cities to report a significant decline in homicides in 2016.

Not only is it great to see a Minnesotan women taking a spot in the World's 50 Greatest Leaders, but to have her be from Duluth is amazing! Rounding out the top 10 are:

  1. Theo Epstein (President of Operations of Chicago Cubs)
  2. Jack Ma (Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group)
  3. Pope Francis (Head of Roman Catholic Church)
  4. Melinda Gates (Cochair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  5. Jeff Bezos (Founder & CEO of Amazon)
  6. Ava DuVarney (Film Director & Screenwriter)
  7. H.R. McMaster (U.S. National Security Advisor)
  8. Tsai Ing-Wen (President of Taiwan)
  9. John McCain (U.S. Senator)
  10. Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany)

Let me know what you think of the list in the comments below and congrats Chief Harteau for being one of the world's greatest leaders.


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