Evanston is well represented.
Among the 40 people on the list, at least nine have ties to Evanston, according to Patch's unofficial count.
- Atul Khosla, Northwestern grad and COO of the Chicago Fire
- Mike McGee, Northwestern grad and Starter League co-founder
- Neal Sales-Griffin, Starter League co-founder and Northwestern grad
- Iliana Mora, COO of Erie Family Health Center, which just opened in Evanston
- Elizabeth Gerber, design professor at Northwestern University
- Veronica Roth, Northwestern grad and author of the "Divergent" trilogy
- Courtney VanLonkhuyzen, lawyer for Motorola Mobility and Northwestern Law School grad
- Kelly Amonte-Hiller, head coach of the Northwestern women's lacrosse team
- Heather Brilliant, global director of equity and credit research with Morningstar and an NU grad