Three of this year’s four inductees to the Dayton Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Hall of Fame are also members of the Wright State family: alumni Madeline Iseli and Jeff Hoagland and Board of Trustees chair Vishal Soin.
Each year, “Forty Under 40” honorees are chosen for their career success, leadership and community involvement in the Dayton region. In addition, four previous “Forty Under 40” winners who have continued to grow in their careers and positively impact the Miami Valley are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Eleven Wright State alumni were included in this year’s regular “Forty Under 40” list:
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Vishal Soin is president of Soin International and is responsible for the management of strategic investments. He is also a partner and the managing director of Soin Capital, LLC.
Soin has experience in a variety of industries including defense contracting, IT, software development, investment management and composites manufacturing. He was previously chairman and CEO of International Consultants, Inc., a leading provider of professional technical services to the U.S. Army.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from Purdue University and graduated from the Young Executives Institute of the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina.
Soin serves as Wright State University Board of Trustees chair and is on the board of directors for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Dayton Partnership and The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton.
Iseli graduated from Wright State in 2009 with a master’s degree in English composition and rhetoric. She currently serves as vice president of the Sinclair College Advancement Division.
Iseli’s career has been built on public service, including five years in the district office for Congressman Tony P. Hall, where she served as a district director.
She then became the executive director of a Dayton-based nonprofit organization that worked to pass federal legislation creating the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and celebrated the centennial of powered flight in 2003.
Iseli currently serves on the board of trustees for the National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton and on the board of directors for the Dayton Council on World Affairs at Wright State.
Jeff Hoagland worked in the Montgomery County Community and Economic Development office for six years before joining the City of Kettering in 1995, where he served in various roles. In 2004, he joined the City of Vandalia as its city manager, a role he held until joining the Dayton Development Coalition in 2010 as the executive vice president of operations.
He assumed the role of the coalition’s president and CEO in 2011.
Hoagland serves on several local boards, including the Wright State University MPA Advisory Board. He is a member of the Dayton Rotary and the Greater Dayton Mayors and Managers Association. He is a frequent guest lecturer in government classes at Wright State University and the University of Dayton. He and his wife are also very active with Catholic Social Services.
Hoagland graduated with a B.S. in political science from the University of Dayton and a Master of Public Administration from Wright State University.