Hodgen Mainda is the Vice President of Community Development at the Electric Power Board 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 chairs the Public Policy committee, Memorial Hospital Foundation vice-chair, United Way of Greater Chattanooga, UTC Chancellor’s Roundtable, UTC College of Business advisory board, SmartBank advisory board and the Tennessee Valley Corridor board. He is an active member of the downtown Chattanooga Rotary Club where he 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 two children, Addy and Ellis.