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ETEC Meeting: Hodgen Mainda, Electric Power Board
June 1, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Vice President of Community Development
Electric Power Board (EPB)
Hodgen Mainda is the Vice President of Community Development at EPB in Chattanooga, Tennessee – one of the nation’s largest publicly owned power providers and the first public provider of Gigabit internet in the country.
A native of Nairobi, Kenya, Hodgen moved to Tennessee in 1997 to pursue his higher education at Middle Tennessee State University (degree in Political Science and International Relations).
Community service has been a priority for Hodgen since arriving in Chattanooga nearly a decade ago. Hodgen serves on several boards including the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the Public Policy committee, chairman of the Memorial Hospital Foundation, United Way of Greater Chattanooga, UTC Chancellor’s Roundtable, UTC College of Business advisory board and the SmartBank advisory board. Hodgen also serves on several state-wide boards, including the Tennessee Valley Corridor, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce PAC committee and representing EPB as a board member of the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association.
Hodgen was selected to participate in Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program, class of June 2018, where leaders from across the country will gather to study and explore community collaborations.
He is an active member of the downtown Chattanooga Rotary Club where he serves on the board and co-chairs the programs committee and is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, class of 2010. In 2014, Hodgen was co-recipient of Young Professional Association of Chattanooga’s Young Professional of the Year Award and was recognized by Chatter Magazine as one of the 20 Under 40 individuals who are making a mark in our community.
Hodgen is married to Amber and they have a 3 year old daughter, Adelyn (Addy) and a 1 year old son, Ellis.