Parting Words from Outgoing Leaders


In recent months, a number of high-profile individuals with iconic Minnesota institutions (Target, the T-Wolves) have moved on from their posts. See if you can match the parting words with the former exec.:

“I think it’s time for me to step aside. When I came here, we really tried to see if we could turn some things around and we made some strides. Not as much as we would have liked, but I think it’s time for me to step aside and let someone else come in with this group.”

“We mitigated the things we needed to mitigate. I always said things are not going to be perfect.”

“It has been my privilege to serve … It has always been my aim to do what is right for the organization, however great the challenges.”

“With several key milestones behind us, now is the right time for new leadership…”

“It starts to feel like Groundhog Day after a while.”

A. Minnesota Orchestra president
and CEO Michael Henson

B. City Pages editor-in-chief
Kevin Hoffman

C. Target board of directors chairman, president, and CEO Gregg Steinhafel

D. MNsure executive director
April Todd-Malmlov

E. Minnesota Timberwolves coach
Rick Adelman

ANSWERS:  1-E; 2-D; 3-A; 4-C; 5-B