Meet the ISHI Advisory Committee: Brian Hoey

As you’ve heard, the ISHI planning team has expanded by six members as we’ve formed an inaugural advisory committee. The committee was formed to steer the content and format of the annual symposium to reflect the interests of the diverse stakeholders in the forensic science community.

We will be conferring with the advisory committee throughout the planning of the ISHI conference, and are grateful for the experience and expertise that they bring. While we’ve introduced each member in this blog post, we thought it might be nice to get to know each member a little better.





Brian Hoey is a twenty-nine-year veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory. Brian worked much of his career as a DNA analyst and served as the DNA technical Leader for 8 years. Brian is currently the Director of the laboratory system. Brian holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University. as well as an MBA from William Woods University. Brian served as a Member of the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) for 8 years as well as served on it’s on the Executive Board for 3 years. Brian is a Member of the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) where he served on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer for three years (2008-2011) and President (2013). Brian was awarded MAFS Outstanding Scientist in 2016. Brian has given talks and taught workshops for MAFS, Promega, ASCLD, Bode to name a few. Brian is a certified facilitator for Police Leadership: The West Point Model. Brian is on the Forensic Laboratory Needs Technical Working Group and is also a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD). Brian has been married to his wife Kristen for 21 years and together they have two daughters Kate 20 and Kyra 17.


In these video interviews, Mr. Hoey discusses his leadership journey from a bench analyst to lab director, his passion for encouraging others on a leadership track, and the connections he’s made at ISHI throughout the years he’s attended.