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 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® for Target Field, a New Year’s Day extravaganza described in the Star Tribune as a “postcard for Minnesota”; 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 Lee County 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. In 2020, St. Peter led the Twins’ effort to build a new, player development-focused partnership with the St. Paul Saints.
At age 55, St. Peter completed his 33rd 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 to the team’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment; 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 expansive 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 nine times since 2002, including eight American League Central Division titles. 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 Star Tribune’s “Sports Person of the Year”, while in 2002, the franchise received the Atlanta Sports Council’s Horizon Award as the “Professional Sports Organization of the Year.” The Twins organization was a finalist for SBJ’s 2019 “Team of the Year” Award.
The “Twins Tradition” of Passion, Hustle, Heart and Fun has flourished under St. Peter’s stewardship. Seven times, the Twins have been honored by the Star Tribune as one of the “Top 100” workplaces in Minnesota. In 2011, the Twins were celebrated by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board with its “Living the Dream” Award. The Twins Community Fund, which celebrated its 30th year in 2021, was honored in 2000 with the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce’s Quality of Life Award and in 2006 with a Project EverGreen Stewardship Award. In 2016, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the Twins with an “Honored Company” Award in recognition of outstanding community service. Since 2012, the Twins have been a Yellow Ribbon Company in recognition of the club’s support for veterans as well as active-duty soldiers. In 2019, the U.S. Green Building Council selected the Twins as a recipient of the prestigious Greenbuild Leadership Award recognizing excellence in the creation of healthier, more sustainable buildings and communities.
Individually, St. Peter has been named to the SBJ’s and Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” lists. In 2018, he 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 co-chairs Minnesota Sports and Events. He also serves on the boards of the YMCA of the North, NuLoop Partners and the University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation.
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.