Dan Hodgson -Vice Chairman, founded Southern Valley Innovation Center in 2007. He built an innovation and equity investment network with working contacts in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, and Europe that has led to significant innovation opportunities for the Mid-Continent Region. He founded the Southern Valley Angel Fund and has consulted privately on innovation, manufacturing, development, and fundraising. Mr. Hodgson is highly regarded as a professional innovator and supporter of critical growth strategies and implementation within the Region.