Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan is the director of the Driver Services Division for the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security. As director, Hogan is responsible for overseeing a statewide staff of 335 employees, 45 Driver Service Centers and 46 County Clerk Partners across the state. Under his leadership, the Driver Services Division has broadened services and instituted a number of customer service improvements such as credit card payments, expanded services online, increased organ and tissue donation registration, as well as implemented the Self-Service Kiosk at forty locations across the state. Prior to his appointment as director of Driver Services, Hogan served as director of the department’s Office of Strategic Planning from 2004 to 2008, where he worked with executive leadership to establish performance standards and measures that outline the department’s goals and strategies. 

A 2007 graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, Hogan joined the Department of Safety & Homeland Security after serving as assistant vice president of Operations and Client Relationships for State Street Investment Bank. Hogan is a native of Nashville and a Marine Corps veteran. He served in the Marine Corps from 1987 to 1993, including service as a platoon leader during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Hogan serves on the Board of Volunteer Tennessee, which encourages volunteerism and community service in the Volunteer State. He also serves on the Temple Church Samaritan Center and the Tennessee Donor Services Advisory Board as well as the president of the Middle Tennessee State University Alumni Advisory Board. 

Hogan has also served as a board member for the Nashville Downtown YMCA. In 2014, he was the recipient of the H.U.G.G.S. Visionary Award. In 2014, he was recognized by Governor Bill Haslam for his military service and his service to the State of Tennessee. In 2016, Governor Haslam awarded Hogan the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award for improving the agency’s ability to serve its customers. Governor Haslam recognized July 31, 2018, as a Day of Recognition for Hogan for striving for perfection and settling for excellence while serving as the director of the Driver Services Section. 

In 2019, Hogan received the 2019 Donate Life America Innovation Award at the American Association of Motor Vehicle (AAMVA) Region 2 Conference. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., where he received the Fraternity’s 2008 Service Award. He earned his degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.