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SJU alumni named to Twin Cities business honoree lists

Three Saint John’s University alumni were recently named to two Twin Cities business publications’ lists of outstanding business leaders.

Chris Duffy ’04, vice president of public relations at Goff Public, and Aaron Johnson ’05, CEO of Twin Cities Orthopedics, were named to this year’s Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s annual “40 Under 40” list recognizing young business and community leaders in the Twin Cities.

See the entire “40 Under 40” list here (requires subscription). The annual 40 Under 40 Awards reception will be March 10.

Phil Steger ’97, founder and CEO of Brother Justus Whiskey, was named one of 100 People to Know in 2022 by Twin Cities Business in the Innovator category.

The website feature noted, “Phil Steger’s not your typical whiskey-maker. Then again, his whiskey isn’t typical, either. Steger’s path to founding his Minneapolis distillery and whiskey room was a winding one. He’s lived in a monastery, a remote cabin in northern Minnesota cutting ski trails, traveled to the Middle East to preserve ancient manuscripts, and worked as an attorney. But you can see strands of his former lives in his whiskey and its branding.”

See the entire “100 People to Know” list here.

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Chris Duffy

Chris Duffy ’04

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson ’05

Phil Steger

Phil Steger ’97