Daniel Sopdie

Daniel Sopdie

Daniel Sopdie




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SVC Selected


Daniel Sopdie is the Regional Strategy Manager at Greater MSP, where he builds, supports and guides teams and coalitions of partners to execute the regional economic development strategy. Before joining Greater MSP, Daniel was the Senior Program Manager at the Office of University Economic Development (UED) at the University of Minnesota. Daniel’s other experience includes working as International Missions Communication Officer and International Programs Officer for the Starkey Hearing Technologies Corporate Foundation. Daniel also co-founded and managed the Malindza Project, a biogas and agricultural endeavor that delivers free renewable energy to 400 refugees while providing fertilizer for farmers and addresses economic development issues in Malindza, Swaziland.

Daniel earned bachelor’s degrees in Economic, Political Science, and International Relations from Wartburg College and his MBA from the Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas.