President & Chief Executive Officer
Dave St. Peter was named the fourth president in Minnesota Twins history on November 26, 2002. St. Peter also assumed the Chief Executive Officer title on December 21, 2016 and continues to oversee the team’s day-to-day operations, strategic planning and interaction with Major League Baseball.
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 (SBJ). He also has played leadership roles in securing the 2021 NHL Winter Classic for Target Field; construction of a new player-development Academy in the Dominican Republic; hosting the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game – which earned finalist honors from SBJ for Event of the Year; expansion of the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers,
FL – named Ballpark Digest’s 2015 Major Ballpark Renovation of the Year; as well as forging the team’s partnership with Hennepin County on the design and programming of Minnesota’s award-winning intermodal transit hub – Target Field Station. At age 53, St. Peter begins his 31st year with the Twins. He joined the organization as an intern in 1990 and over his first decade with the franchise held a variety of positions including Pro Shop Manager, Communications Manager, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. As the club president, the Twins established a new single season franchise attendance record in 2010 by attracting more than 3.2 million fans to Target Field, while the team was recognized by ESPN 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; expansion of the Treasure Island Baseball 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 advance to postseason play eight times since 2002. 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. The State of Minnesota named the Twins organization a Yellow Ribbon Company in 2014. The Twins have been honored seven times by the Star Tribune as one of the “Top 100” workplaces in Minnesota. In 2011, the Twins were the recipient of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s “Living the Dream” Award. Since 2012, the Twins have been a Yellow Ribbon Company in recognition of support for veterans as well as active duty soldiers. In 2016, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the Twins with an “Honored Company” Award in recognition of outstanding community service. In 2019, the U.S. Green Building Council selected the Twins as a recipient of the Greenbuild Leadership Award recognizing excellence in the creation of
healthier, more sustainable buildings and communities.Individually, St. Peter has been named to the Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal and Minneapolis-St. Paul
Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” lists. In 2018, St. Peter was recognized by the Positive Coaching Alliance as Minnesota’s Triple-Impact Competitor Business Executive of the Year.
At the league level, St. Peter serves as a Trustee on the MLB-MLBPA Player Pension Committee. In the community, St. Peter serves on the boards of the YMCA of the Twin Cities, NuLoop Partners and the University of North Dakota Alumni Association. He also serves on the National Advisory Council for Pitch In for Baseball & Softball.
St. Peter was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, and graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1989. Dave has three grown sons – Jack, Eric and Ben – and makes his home in Chanhassen, MN.