Hanley was appointed to the Veterans Service Board in 2010 by Gov. Sonny Perdue. He was reappointed in 2015 by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Hanley is a former U.S. Marine who owns and operates a consulting company in Roswell.

He was previously appointed by President George W. Bush as deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also served as a senior political officer with the International Republican Institute in Iraq.

Hanley earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He resides in Roswell with his son.