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David Hooks, Director of Innovation

David Hooks has a diverse background that uniquely equips him to manage a collaborative innovation “think tank” like The Edge of Chaos.  Mr. Hooks holds an MPA in Municipal Finance from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, is a graduate of the Public Finance Institute at the University of Michigan, and holds multiple licenses in the financial industry.  Along with his education, he has a great depth of experience in economic development, investment banking, real estate, public finance, and politics.  He’s previously served as Director of Capital Structure and Investment for Jefferson County, Alabama; as Senior Manager of Industrial Recruitment for the Tennessee Valley Authority; and as the cabinet officer responsible for economic growth and social well-being in the Governor’s office.  His book, The Wisdom of Solomon: Ancient Teachings for Modern Business, explores the Biblical teachings of ethics in business.