Hoagland has more than 30 years of government experience in numerous roles including public policy analysis and management and legislation development and implementation. During the past four years, he served as policy adviser and top budget aide to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.). Prior to his service to the Senate Majority Leader, Hoagland served on the Senate Budget Committee under Sen. Pete V. Domenici from 1982-2003 and as the Senator's staff director from 1986-2003; as special assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture from 1981-1982; and as an economist in the Congressional Budget Office from 1975 to 1981. Roll Call, the daily publication that covers Capitol Hill, consistently named Hoagland as one of the most influential staff members on the Hill. In addition, Hoagland has provided monthly briefings to National Governors Association representatives in Washington and regular briefings to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In 2004, the National Association of State Budget Officers honored Hoagland with its Leadership in Budgeting Award. In 2002, he received the James L. Blum Award for Distinguished Service in Budgeting, and most recently, Hoagland was inducted as a Fellow into the National Academy of Public Administration. He attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and holds degrees from Purdue University and The Pennsylvania State University.