Joe Hoage serves as Commissioner for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Hoage brings experience from across state government and is excited to drive forward initiatives and projects that have helped the Indiana BMV earn its position as one of the most innovative motor vehicle agencies in the nation.
Hoage was general counsel for the BMV from 2017 until 2020, when he was named commissioner at the Indiana Department of Labor (DOL). He served as the commissioner at DOL for two years. He has also served as the state’s public access counselor, general counsel for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, an attorney with the Indiana Gaming Commission, and as a deputy prosecutor in Marion County
Joe earned his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2006 and his bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in 1997. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife and sons.