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Kelly Hoggan

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About Kelly Hoggan

Kelly Hoggan is the Founder and Principle of H4 Solutions and is based in Washington D.C. With a career spanning nearly three decades in aviation security, operations, and technology, Kelly has been able to utilize that leadership experience to advise clients in the transportation section focusing on aviation security and aviation operations.

As a child, Kelly Hoggan found himself drawn to aviation. Not so much the act of flying itself but as it pertains to both the logistics and security systems of aviation. With parents that were Federal government employees, Kelly was able to see a path that would lead to a successful career.

Kelly earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Strayer University in 1994 and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.  He also has several certificates from the Federal Executive Institute, Federal Senior Executive Service, UVA’s Darden School of Business, and USC’s Center for Organizational Effectiveness.

From 1987 through 2000, Kelly worked in various roles at United Airlines starting as a ramp serviceman and ending his tenure with United as a Manager of Customer Service Operations. From there, Kelly transitioned into the role of Director Customer Service with Air Canada at Toronto Airport and departed after stints as the Master Blackbelt for Airport Operations and the Air Canada’s General Manager of Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

Prior to founding H4 Solutions, Kelly Hoggan began his time with the TSA and ended 11+ years later as the Assistant Administrator for Screening Operations at TSA. Before being appointed Assistant Administrator for Screening Operations, Kelly led the TSA’s Office of Global Strategies where he worked for a more secure global transportation network by engaging foreign partners, such as governments, associations, and airports, and even served as the Senior US Aviation Security Expert at ICAO. Being the chief management official responsible for TSA’s security operations, Kelly managed all security programs related to over 450 airports across the nation and served as TSA’s chief technical expert on airport operations, programs, activities, and screening technologies.

In June of 2016, Kelly founded H4Solutions, a small consulting business that provides comprehensive security, business, and government solutions. The company advocates for solutions for rapidly changing security and operational environments and strategic advisory services for manufacturers, airlines, airports, and governments on a global scale.

In his personal life, Kelly and his wife of 25 years enjoy spending time with their two children by traveling with them, going out for a family dinner and a movie, or attending a local sporting event.

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Founder & Principle

H4 Solutions, LLC June 2016 – Present

Transportation Security Administration

Assistant Administrator – Senior Executive Services April 2012 – June 2016
Regional Director, Asia-Pacific/Middle East July 2011 – March 2012
Deputy Assistant Administrator August 2008 – July 2011
General Manager April 2007 – August 2008
Management and Program Analyst June 2005 – April 2007
Stakeholder Liaison Manager November 2004 – June 2005

Air Canada

Senior Director, Operations May 2003 – June 2004
Director May 2002 – May 2003
Director, Customer Service January 2002 – May 2002
Director, Customer Service Planning September 2000 – January 2002


Bachelor of Science Business Administration 1994

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How to Boost Employee Morale

How to Boost Employee Morale

Is your company doing all it can to promote a positive environment for your employees? If not, the longevity of your business may be at risk. Many studies have shown that employees who go to work in a positive and encouraging environment are more productive and provide much better results for their company. Below are a few tactics you can employ to improve morale.

Concentrate on Work-Life Balance
The harder you work, the more you earn, right? This is a common misconception among employees who seek to be promoted or simply boost their sales numbers. However, constantly burning the midnight oil can have disastrous effects on not only themselves but the company, as well. How can you diminish the chances of employee burnout? A great strategy you can implement right now is placing a rule that states that employees can only receive work-emails during operating hours. This allows employees to spend more time with their family and friends, thus relieving them of work-stress. Encouraging employees to take breaks, enjoy their time off, and prioritize their own well-being will result in a greater work-life balance for everyone.

Promote Transparency
According to one study, over 80% of workers want to know what the leadership within their company is doing. This information is requested because they want to be on the same page and avoid working blindly. Sharing information with staff that your management team obtains is one of the best ways to make employees feel truly appreciated and valued. Doing so helps the staff understand why certain things are done and why they are being asked to perform certain tasks.

Conduct Town Hall Meetings
Town Hall meetings are considerably different than that of regular meetings. During a regular staff meeting, you are the center of attention, as well as your list of topics. During a town hall, the employees are the center of attention and can ask or suggest anything that is on their minds. This boosts morale as employees because they know that their voices are being heard.

Boosting employee morale is one of the most important things you can do as a business leader. How you treat your employees can determine the future state of your company. It is imperative that business leaders make boosting employee morale a priority.