Small Private CFO: Maggie Hogan, Kelley Commercial

Small Private CFO: Maggie Hogan, Kelley Commercial
Maggie Hogan • CFO & Partner, Kelley Commercial Partners | Little Rock

Maggie Hogan was never able to merge her love of horses and accountancy to have a career as an equestrian accountant. But she did find a winning combination that suited her.

“After working in several industries, I found myself drawn to commercial real estate,” Hogan said. “I started as a property manager and was asked to step in as the CFO almost three years ago.”

In August 2006, she joined the predecessor of Kelley Commercial Partners, Flake & Kelley Commercial, and rose to senior property manager at the Little Rock firm. Hogan became a partner in 2013 and was named chief financial officer in December 2018.

“Last year was a big challenge,” she said. “We underwent a buyout of a major partner, a rebranding of the organization and faced a pandemic. Navigating these challenges successfully is something I am very proud of.”

Hogan graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting with an emphasis in finance from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

During 1982-1991, Hogan did bookkeeping work at her family’s road construction-based holding company, Ben M. Hogan Co. of Little Rock, where she rose to comptroller.

Hogan followed that with a 15-year stretch as secretary and treasurer at Maple Leaf Canvas Co. in Sherwood, where she was also a co-owner of the awning manufacturing venture.

Regarding her secret to success, Hogan describes herself as a hopeless optimist who never gives up. “Many would call me stubborn,” she said.

Hogan has enjoyed supporting the Centers for Youth & Families in Little Rock. During the past four years, Hogan has worked through the nonprofit’s Center Corps Auxiliary helping arrange activities for the children it serves. “I love this organization and appreciate what they do for our community,” she said.

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