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Kurt Hodgen
Senior Vice President, Executive Recruitment

Tel: 540-830-0531

With over 30 years of local government experience, Kurt Hodgen joined SGR in 2017 as Senior Vice President. Most recently, from 2007 until his retirement, Kurt served as the City Manager for the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia, after having previously served as the Assistant City Manager beginning in 2001.  From 1993 to 2001, Kurt was the Assistant County Administrator/Director of Public Works for Botetourt County, Virginia. Before that, Kurt served as the Town Manager for the Town of Narrows, Virginia.

Kurt has been active in his professional associations and is currently a member of the International City and County Management Association (ICMA) and the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA). Recently, he served as the Chairman for the Board of Directors for the Virginia Municipal League Insurance Program, in addition to serving on the Executive Committee for VLGMA, the Harrisonburg Rockingham Regional Sewer Authority, the Middle River Regional Jail Board of Directors, Harrisonburg Rockingham Emergency Communication Center Administrative Board, and more.

Kurt holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Political Science from James Madison University and is an ICMA Credentialed Manager. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia, the Utility Management Institute at Virginia Tech, and the Economic Development Institute at Virginia Tech.