Bowie Hogg, the husband to former Leslie Potts, the son of two retired public schoolteachers, is a lifelong resident of Arlington, Texas. He is a successful product of the Arlington Independent School District who attended Arlington schools from kindergarten through graduation in the 12th grade. Mr. Hogg received his Business Degree from Texas A&M and now serves as the HRO Executive for AonHewitt serving Fortune 500 companies in large Human Resources and Health Benefits Consulting. This energetic Texan is the youngest of four boys and comes from a long Texas heritage of public service. Bowie's interest in civic involvement was intensified at an early age by the loss of his grandparents and uncle due to a drunk driver. That was difficult, but then it happened to his family again. In September of 2000, Bowie lost one of his older brothers to another drunk driver. People marvel at how he has kept an optimistic outlook, and remained on such a dedicated path to helping others.
Mr. Hogg has been an active citizen in Arlington during his years as a student and continued his civic involvement when he returned home after graduating from college. While a student at Arlington High School, Bowie served as senior class president, an officer of the Future Farmers of America, President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was a three year letterman on the Varsity football and track and field teams, as well as numerous other organizations. Upon graduation from high school Mr. Hogg accepted an offer to attend the United States Military Academy Prep School. After a serious football injury he transferred to Texas A&M where he continued to excel. Mr. Hogg's drive and leadership continued with Bowie wining numerous awards including the coveted Buck Weirus Spirit Award. He served as Executive Director of Programming for over 2,000 students within Texas A&M's Student Government Association. Some of Bowie's accomplishments include helping start the Volunteer Service Center, and serving as a three year executive of the nation's largest, one-day student-run community service organization, The Big Event.
After being highly recruited out of college, Bowie excelled at FedEx in a job that usually requires years of experience and achieved the ranking of number one in his field. Mr. Hogg then had a unique opportunity when he was selected from over 215,00 young, successful business entrepreneurs for the original edition of NBC's hit show "The Apprentice". The Apprentice has been aired all over the world, and is still currently running. Bowie's season averaged over 20 million viewers a week and allowed Mr. Hogg to appear on radio and television shows across the country. These experiences added to Bowie's desire to serve the public and helped him realize how blessed he really is. He is now following his true passions of education, healthcare and civic involvement. While Mr. Hogg has had many opportunities to move about the country, he has dedicated himself to Arlington and has settled here to raise his family.
Bowie is an active leader in the Arlington community serving on several boards of non-profit organizations and donating his time to numerous youth events. Bowie currently serves on the Texas Association of School Boards - Board of Directors, United Way Arlington, Arlington Life Shelter Advisory Board, Strauss Center at the University of Texas Next Generation Fellow. Mr. Hogg has served on the board of Directors for United Way of Tarrant County, Chair of United Way - Arlington, Leadership Arlington, Theater Arlington, Young Men for Arlington and the Arlington High School Alumni Association. Bowie has served our youth as an Optimist Club Youth Football Coach, Session Leader for Youth Leadership Arlington, Spokesperson for the 2006 Financial Futures Committee and chosen by the current AISD School Board to give input on the 2007 Superintendent Search Committee. Bowie has donated his time and been a keynote speaker at Sam Houston High School, Bowie High School, Seguin High School, Martin High School, Lamar High School, Arlington High School as well as numerous other schools within the metroplex.
Bowie is most proud of his service to the Arlington School Board and along with his colleagues the amazing vision they have helped guide for the Arlington ISD. First elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2011 and 2014, the Arlington ISD has made major strategic changes during Trustee Hogg's tenure. The district is known for its unique opportunities for students of all backgrounds - technical dual credit, career certifications, AISD Police and Fire Academies, STEM Academy, Arlington Collegiate High School at TCC-Southeast, Teacher Academy, guaranteed college early admission programs, instrument repair program, fine arts dual credit, two elementary fine arts/dual language academies, community-based pre-K, commitment to leadership training, highly effective teachers and student input. The AISD during Mr. Hogg's tenure as President of the Board, received the Texas School Board of the Year award by the Texas Association of School Administrators and by the H-E-B Corporation was recognized as the Most Outstanding Board in the State of Texas.
Mr. Hogg is very proud to make First Baptist Church Arlington his home with his wife, Leslie Hogg and they are proud to have two amazing daughters, Helen Caroline(Born in 2015) and Ellis Katherine(Born in 2017) and an always faithful dog, Winston(Born in 2012).