Val Horton has worked in the hospitality industry for seven years, beginning with Walt Disney World and then transitioning to working at the largest hotel in Minnesota. Val has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and joins the Humphrey School as the events manager, working in the Strategic Communications and Technology office. In this role, Val manages the more than 50 annual events hosted by the School, including the Distinguished Carlson Lecture and the Advancing Climate Solutions. Now. lectures.