10 - Alex Martins

In past years, panelists haven't been sure who really called the shots at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000208" title="Orlando Magic" href="/topic/sports/basketball/orlando-magic-ORSPT000208.topic">Orlando Magic</a>. Owner <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEBSL000192" title="Richard DeVos" href="/topic/business/richard-devos-PEBSL000192.topic">Rich DeVos</a>? President Bob VanderWeide? Well, the DeVos family may still be the buck-stoppers, but as chief operating officer, Martins has emerged as the face of Orlando's only major-league sports team. He helped get a new arena. But perhaps more significantly, the 44-year-old sports exec has stepped into community roles beyond the hardwood, serving, for instance, on the regional homeless commission.
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( Kirstina Sangsahachart, Orlando Sentinel / July 31, 2007 )

In past years, panelists haven't been sure who really called the shots at the Orlando Magic. Owner Rich DeVos? President Bob VanderWeide? Well, the DeVos family may still be the buck-stoppers, but as chief operating officer, Martins has emerged as the face of Orlando's only major-league sports team. He helped get a new arena. But perhaps more significantly, the 44-year-old sports exec has stepped into community roles beyond the hardwood, serving, for instance, on the regional homeless commission.

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