Issue: January/February 2011
2011 Power 100
Change. Leaders gain power when they consistently champion it and develop a reputation for it. They have power when the news that they’re backing an effort gives it credibility. Here is our annual list of the leaders who make it happen.
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HOW WE DID IT: We started our search for the region’s most powerful by turning to those who know power best. We surveyed the leaders on our previous Power 100 list, asking them who wields the most clout in Northeast Ohio today, who gained power in 2010, who lost it and which up-and-comers are already proving themselves. We also invited the business enthusiasts on Inside Business’ e-mail list to offer suggestions and tips, which led us to trends and shifts that our sources in Northeast Ohio’s corridors of power confirmed. Finally, we applied our news judgment about the events and forces that affected our region in 2010 and our sense of which men and women most influenced the region’s economy and which are poised to do the same in the new year.
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