Kelly Hoggan


About Kelly Hoggan

Kelly Hoggan, of Northern, Virginia, has nearly 30 years of experience with aviation security, operations, and technology. Kelly’s dynamic management career has been highlighted by advancement and consistent achievement driving continued service improvements while reducing costs in large-scale operating environments. Using that experience, Kelly founded his own company, H4 Solutions in 2016.

From his first international flight when he was three years old, Kelly has been drawn to aviation. Both of his parents were Federal government employees in positions of national security which only furthered Kelly’s interest in aviation and ensuring that the aviation system infrastructure was safe and secure.

Kelly began his career in the aviation world in 1987 as a ramp serviceman. Throughout the years, he’s worked his way up through various positions and roles to gain more experience in the aviation system. In the early 2000’s, Kelly began working for the TSA in several capacities.

Before beginning his company, H4 Solutions, Kelly Hoggan served as a principal advisor on matters that related to security technology, procurement, deployment to ensure technologies and processes were employed to meet the overall mission, vision, goals, and objectives of TSA and DHS. From his time with the TSA and DHS, Kelly has a detailed and thorough understanding of checkpoint/baggage facility design, operating standards, staffing deployment, and optimization programs, to name a few. As a result of Kelly’s leadership, the TSA was able to further enhance its security measures to ensure passenger security and safety. One of the main implementations was TSA Pre✓® that allowed over 48% of the nation’s daily traveling public to access some form of expedited screening in addition to adopting new technologies to enhance checkpoint and baggage screening operations.

In 2016, Kelly began his own company, H4 Solutions, a firm that advises clients in the transportation sector with a specialized focus in aviation security and aviation operations. Combining his leadership experience an aviation security and operations, Kelly is able to provide value-added services to his global clients.

Kelly Hoggan earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Strayer University, is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and holds certificates from the Federal Executive Institute, Senior Executive Service, UVA’s Darden School of Business, and USC’s Center for Organizational Effectiveness.

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