Dave St. Peter
President, Minnesota Twins
Dave St. Peter was named the fourth president in Minnesota Twins history on November 26, 2002. He oversees the team’s day-to-day operations, strategic planning and interaction with Major League Baseball. In addition to his role with the baseball team, St. Peter oversees the franchise’s sister company -- Northern Lights Broadcasting – which includes 96.3 KTWN-FM, the Twins flagship radio affiliate commencing in 2013.
St. Peter played a central role in the approval, design, construction and opening of Target Field, which was named 2011 Sports Facility of the Year by the Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily. He also recently oversaw the team’s effort to secure the Major League Baseball All-Star Game which will be played at Target Field in July of 2014.
At age 46, St. Peter begins his 24th year with the Twins. He joined the organization in 1990 and held a variety of positions including Vice President of Corporate Communications. He was named Senior Vice President of Business Affairs in February of 1999 and assembled a sales and marketing team which helped increase attendance nine of the past 13 seasons. In 2010, the Twins established a new single season franchise attendance record by attracting more than 3.2 million fans to Target Field and the club was recognized by ESPN: The Magazine as having the best stadium experience in all of professional sports. St. Peter’s leadership has been integral in the team’s growing corporate partnership base; development of the “Magic Moments” customer service initiative; the “Go Twins, Go Green” environmental stewardship platform; the expanded Twins Radio Network; aggressive community outreach; and enhanced alumni involvement -- including creation of the Twins Hall of Fame.
St. Peter has been part of a leadership team helping the franchise win six American League Central Division championships in the past 11 seasons (2002-04, 06 and 09-10). During St. Peter’s leadership tenure, the Twins have twice been named “Organization of the Year” by Baseball America (2002 and 04). In 2006, the entire Twins organization was recognized as the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s “Sports Person of the Year.” The franchise received the Atlanta Sports Council’s Horizon Award (2002) as the Professional Sports Organization of the Year while the Twins Community Fund was a 2000 recipient of the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce’s Quality of Life Award and a 2006 recipient of a Project Evergreen Award. In 2010, the Twins were honored by the Star Tribune as one of the “Top 100” workplaces in the state of Minnesota. In 2011, the Twins were the recipient of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s “Living the Dream” Award. St. Peter has also been named to the Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal and Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” lists.
In the community, St. Peter serves on the board of the Minnesota Twins Community Fund, the Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities and Meet Minneapolis.
St. Peter was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, and graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1989. Dave, son Jack and twin sons Eric and Ben make their home in Chanhassen, MN.