Mr. Joe Hagin is a Founding Partner at Command Group. Mr. Hagin served in senior management positions at the White House for fourteen years over the course of three Presidential administrations and has held executive positions with several major U.S. corporations.
Most recently, Mr. Hagin served as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations from January 2001 to August 2008. In that position he was responsible for managing the overall administrative, security, and military support structure surrounding the President of the United States, as well as the day-to-day management of White House operations and the White House Complex. He also served as the principal official in charge of continuity programs for the Executive Branch and coordinated emergency planning across multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Hagin had oversight responsibility for: the Presidential Airlift Group/Air Force One; the President’s Marine Helicopter Squadron; the White House Communications Agency; Presidential Policy, Plans and Requirements; the Presidential Protection Division of the United States Secret Service; Presidential scheduling and travel; human resources; information systems; and technology upgrade programs, including the renovation and modernization of key White House facilities and systems such as the White House Situation Room, classified communications and contingency systems, the historic Old Executive Office building, and the White House Press Briefing Room.
Mr. Hagin led the extensive, post-September 11th effort to reorganize and modernize the structure and methodology for modern day Presidential support and was one of the eight principal officials responsible for planning the formation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also chaired the Enduring Constitutional Government Coordinating Council (ECGCC), the inter-agency planning team responsible for upgrades in executive branch Continuity of Government and Continuity of Operations (COOP) programs, plans, and exercises.
In preparation for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games hosted by the U.S., Mr. Hagin chaired the White House Task Force on the Olympics. He was also the Senior White House official with responsibility for planning the 2004 G-8 Summit and the design and implementation of the 2005 and 2008 North American Leaders Summits. Mr. Hagin also oversaw the President’s participation in all Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summits, G8, NATO, and Summits of the Americas. He was responsible for the planning and execution of the President’s covert travel to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr. Hagin’s White House experience includes service as Deputy Assistant to President George
H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1991, Assistant to the Vice President for Legislative Affairs from 1983 to 1985, and Personal Assistant to the Vice President from 1981 to 1983.
Mr. Hagin serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Fox Factory, Inc. (Nasdaq:FOXF) of San Jose, California; an Advisor to Netskope, Inc. of Los Altos, California; and a member of the Board of Jet Support Services, Inc. of Chicago, IL.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, and longtime resident of Cincinnati, he has been active in business, volunteer, and civic endeavors throughout his career. Mr. Hagin is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
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Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, President George W. Bush, The White House
Deputy Assistant to the President, President George H.W. Bush, The White House
Assistant to the Vice President for Legislative Affairs, Vice President George H.W. Bush, The White House
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