Before joining GTA, Mr. Hodges served as the Disclosure Officer and Senior IT Security Manager for the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR). His nearly 22-year tenure at the agency included a variety of roles: Server Platform Manager, Network Support and Security Manager, IT Operations Manager, and Database Support Manager. Mr. Hodges also held responsibility for business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Before joining DOR, he was employed by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, first as a contractor and later as a state employee.

Mr. Hodges has been involved in information security throughout his career in both the public and private sectors. Early on, he was part of a team that developed one of the first commercially marketed disk encryption and access control systems for IBM-compatible computers. His experience spans a wide array of information technology systems and configurations, and he holds several professional certifications including Lean Six Sigma, Dante Networking, Dell | EMC Clariion, and Novell CNE.