Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan was appointed as the Assistant Commissioner of the Driver Services Division for the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security in July 2022. As Assistant Commissioner Hogan is responsible for overseeing the Driver License Issuance Division, Financial Responsibility Division, and Commercial Driver License Division which includes, staff of 400+ employees, 45 Driver Service Centers, County Clerk Partners, as well as Third Party Partnerships across the state. 

Under Hogan’s 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 self-service kiosks and iPads across the state. 

Prior to his appointment as Assistant Commissioner, Hogan served as the Director of the Driver Services Division from 2008 to 2022. Hogan also 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. 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. Hogan serves on the Temple Church Samaritan Center and the Tennessee Donor Services Advisory Board. Hogan serves as the President of the Middle Tennessee State University Alumni Advisory Board. He has also served as a board member for the Nashville Downtown YMCA. 

Hogan was a 2014 recipient of the H.U.G.G.S. Visionary Award. Hogan was recognized by Governor Bill Haslam in 2014 for his military service and his service to the State of Tennessee. In 2016, Governor Bill Haslam awarded Hogan the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award for improving the agency’s ability to serve its customers. Governor Bill 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.  Hogan received the 2019 Donate Life America Innovation Award at the American Association of Motor Vehicle (AAMVA) Region II conference. Hogan is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. where he received the Fraternity’s 2008 Service Award.  

Hogan is a graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute (TGEI). He earned his degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   

Hogan has a beautiful wife, Tina and three sons.