Pong Xiong

Pong Xiong is the director of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division, a position he took in 2021. Before joining DPS, Xiong spent 10 years at the Minnesota Department of Revenue, most recently serving as its director of tax operations. There he supported the annual processing of millions of returns across over 60 tax types, processing of $27 billion annually in tax revenue across all payment platforms. He also oversaw the agency’s central print-and-return mail process, which generates over 3 million letters annually; integrated tax management system support for all cross-agency functions; external tax software provider certification; and annual legislative implementation.

Prior to his state service, Xiong served in the United States Marine Corps. His service to his country included a tour to Afghanistan in 2010. Xiong holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, and is a graduate of the state’s Senior Leadership Institute. Xiong lives in Woodbury with his wife, their four children, and his parents.