Editorial Staff


Dale Kurschner, Editor In Chief

Dale leads content ideation and development for TCB’s magazine, events, e-newsletters and other products and services. Since becoming editor in chief in 2010, he has spearheaded the formation of several new-revenue projects and energized the TCB brand with more in-depth reporting projects, pertinent features and timely news stories; and a design refresh of its magazine and website. Under his direction, Twin Cities Business has earned more than 50 national and state journalism excellence awards. Dale also works as both an editor and a writer (his work has won several awards including best feature writing and best column writing) and is a weekly on-air business news contributor for CBS’s WCCO radio and Gannett’s KARE-11 TV. Before joining TCB, he formed and led corporate communications for a $5 billion division of Fortune-14 UnitedHealth Group, and led internal communications at Lawson Software as it doubled in size through an international merger. Prior to this, he pioneered a new approach to financial journalism as founder and CEO of Profits Journal, a business he ran for seven years; was editor of Business Ethics magazine; and worked for Business Week, Dow Jones, Gannett and the Business Journal in Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

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Phone: 612-336-9299
Industry focus: Capital markets; economic development; health care
Community focus: African American


Adam Platt, Executive Editor

Adam Platt is executive editor at Twin Cities Business magazine, a position he has held since 2011. He assigns, edits, and writes features stories, concepts and edits our Starters section, and helps set the overall editorial course for the magazine while ensuring copy is flowing as it should. A seasoned journalist-turned-editor, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, became a staff writer and media critic for the Twin Cities Reader, moved on to become editor of Casino Executive, and then joined Mpls.St.Paul magazine in 1998, where he served as executive editor until joining TCB.

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Phone: 612-336-9275
Industry focus: Media and information delivery; transportation, retail and hospitality; urban planning
Community focus: Hispanic


Liz Fedor, Trending Editor

Liz Fedor joined TCB in September 2013. She assigns, edits, and writes the magazine's Trending sections, which provide business leaders with the latest information on specific industries. She’s an 11-year veteran of the Star Tribune, where she reported on the airline industry and manufacturing, and supervised coverage of agriculture, consumer issues, and the housing market. Before that, she was editorial page editor, Minnesota political reporter, and a columnist at the Grand Forks Herald.

Phone: 612-336-9293
Industry focus: Education and training; human resources; manufacturing; nonprofits


Burl Gilyard, Senior Writer

Burl Gilyard joined the magazine in July 2013 as senior writer, a role in which he writes major feature stories, as well as shorter stories for print, web, and our Briefcase e-newsletter. Prior to joining TCB, he worked as a staff writer for Finance & Commerce, covering commercial real estate and development. His past experience includes working at the Twin Cities Reader, Corporate Report, and City Pages. He also worked from 2001 to 2004 as a freelance writer focusing on regional magazine work.

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Phone: 612-313-1765
Industry focus: Real estate; life sciences; health care
Community focus: Eastern European


Andre Eggert, Online and E-Newsletter Editor

Andre joined Twin Cities Business in September 2014 and now serves as Online and E-Newsletter Editor, a role in which he manages TCB's website, covers breaking news, updates social media channels and oversees the twice-weekly e-newsletter, Briefcase. Previous to joining TCB, Andre dabbled in several roles, including experience in several newsrooms, a one-year stint at a nonprofit through the AmeriCorps national service program and developing social media strategy at Carmichael Lynch Spong.

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Phone: 612-373-9576


Sam Schaust, Online and E-Newsletter Writer

Sam Schaust first joined Twin Cities Business in January 2015 as an editorial intern. He now works as the Online and E-Newsletter Writer, covering breaking news and generating content for TCB's website. Sam is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he gained experience by writing at two campus publications: the Murphy News Service and The Wake magazine.

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Phone: 612-313-1793
Industry focus: Technology; start-ups


Gene Rebeck, Northern Minnesota Correspondent

Gene Rebeck, a former Twin Cities Business senior editor, serves as the magazine's northern Minnesota correspondent. Now a resident of Duluth, he covers established and emerging businesses in the region and also works as a freelance editor. His writing work has won several awards from the Minnesota Magazine Publishers Association and the American Society of Regional Business Publications. Before joining TCB, he was editorial director for a St. Paul trade publisher, as well as a freelance business and travel writer.

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Phone: 612-655-8658
Industry focus: Manufacturing; mining; transportation; aviation; economic development


Chris Winn, Art Director

Chris makes this magazine look great every month. Her 35 years of art direction include Better Homes and Gardens, Mpls.St.Paul, and running her own design firm. She also has written and illustrated three children’s books.

Phone: 612-336-9244



Judy Arginteanu, Copy Editor

Judy meticulously reviews stories for typos and raises questions not only about grammar and sentence structure, but sometimes asks “What does this mean?” She has 20-plus years of experience at a variety of publications, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune, where she served as assistant features editor, among other roles.

Phone: 804-432-2819
Industry focus: Public policy; education and training
Community focus: Hispanic

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