27. Terry McGurk

Illustration by Alex Fine
Illustration by Alex Fine

Focus Sports
Age 64
Former Turner Broadcasting exec McGuirk became the Braves CEO in 2001, near the end of the organization’s 14-year division domination. He has since weathered the team’s 2007 sale to Liberty Media, a period of gradual decline in the MLB standings, and some major legal and PR drama surrounding the deal for the $672 million SunTrust Park—and a surrounding $452 million mixed-use development—opening in Cobb in 2017.

Expansion team Last March the Braves announced that Comcast would move its regional headquarters—and 1,000 jobs—to the development around SunTrust Park.

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This article originally appeared in our October 2015 issue.