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.