December 21, 2022

Texas 100: Get to Know the Influential People in North Texas to Watch in 2023

By Rob Schneider, Dallas Business Journal, December 21, 2022

The Dallas Business Journal partnered with its sister publications in Austin, Houston and San Antonio to come up with the Texas 100, a list of executives who are moving the needle in North Texas and around the state in our business landscape.

We went beyond the obvious names — the billionaires or celebrities you hear about on a daily basis — to come up with a list of people who have been making things happen and will continue to do so in 2023 across a host of industries.

Here’s an in-depth look at the professionals we spotlighted for North Texas as well as the 75 selected by the other Texas markets:

Jessica Miller Essl and Susan Gruppi

Co-presidents of M2G Ventures 

M2G Ventures specializes in the adaptive reuse of mixed-use districts and ground-up and urban industrial development. Sisters Jessica Miller Essl and Susan Gruppi are behind projects like North Quarter 35 in north Fort Worth and PROTO Park in Dallas. The firm recently announced that it is expanding into the Austin market.