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Springfield High inducts venture capitalist Plain into Hall of Fame

October 11, 2017

Healthcare venture capitalist and Springfield High alumnus (‘76) Hank Plain is the most recent inductee in the Springfield High School Hall of Fame.

Plain was recognized at a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 10. He focuses on investments in medical devices and is a general partner with Lighthouse Ventures and Morgenthaler Ventures. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, he co-founded eight medical device companies. He has served as a director for nine companies with a combined value in excess of $3 billion. He also spent 25 years in the life science industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Missouri – Columbia.

The Springfield High School Hall of Fame was established in 1967 as a gift from graduates Carol C. Hall and Dorothy Sivia Hall. The award is presented each year to a graduate of Springfield High School who has achieved national eminence, has been graduated for a minimum of 25 years and who attended SHS during his/her junior and senior years. The recipient of the award is presented with a certificate of membership, a citation and a bronze name plaque, which is placed on a walnut panel in the main hall of the school.