Hodgen Mainda Becomes EPB’s Vice President Of Community Development

Friday, April 21, 2017
Hodgen Mainda
Hodgen Mainda

The EPB Board has approved Hodgen Mainda as vice president of Community Development. In this newly-created position, Mr. Mainda is charged with further strengthening EPB’s community engagement by working with both public and private partners on environmental stewardship, education, entrepreneurship and other community-oriented efforts.

According to David Wade, EPB’s president & CEO, Mr. Mainda is well positioned to lead the new effort. “EPB takes great pride in pursuing our mission of enhancing the lives of the people we serve,” Mr. Wade said. “Under Hodgen’s leadership, we will establish a comprehensive strategy for our community development efforts. Our goal is to magnify the positive impact of EPB’s engagement by doing a better job of connecting the dots among our partnerships and initiatives.”

Mr. Mainda, who joined EPB on Jan. 3, welcomed the challenges of the new position. “I feel very fortunate to work for EPB where my professional mission of local community development is completely aligned with my personal mission of working for the greater good of the people of my adopted hometown,” Mr. Mainda said. “EPB is already very involved in this community, and I look forward to doing my part to further enhance those efforts.”

A native of Nairobi, Kenya, Mr. Mainda moved to Tennessee in 1997 for college and then moved to Chattanooga to pursue his career. He is married to Amber and they have two small children.



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