He was reappointed in 2015 by Gov. Nathan Deal and in 2022 by Gov. Brian Kemp. Hanley was selected as the Chairman of the board in 2021 through 2023. He also served as interim commissioner from October 2021 through December 2021.

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.