Mr. Eric V. Hansen, on October 30, 2017, assumed the duties of the Director of Regional Business, Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
As Director, Mr. Hansen provides strategic leadership and technical expertise to the Division and its five operating districts. He directly oversees the Business Technical Division, which provides technical advice and direction on all regional engineering and construction issues; the Business Resource Division which provides regional finance and accounting, budget, manpower and management support; and the Business Management Division which provides regional governance and strategic planning. In addition, as a member of the Northwestern Division Regional Command Council and Chair of the Regional Management, Regional Program Budget Advisory Committee, and Regional Acquisition Strategy boards, Mr. Hansen helps execute the corporate objectives and regionalization initiatives for a workforce of nearly 5,000 employees with a combined annual program of approximately $3.5 billion. Program activities are implemented by district offices in Kansas City, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, and Walla Walla, Washington.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Hansen’s 17-year career as a Government civilian included serving for four-and-a-half years as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Management and Budget) for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), as a Program Examiner for five years in the National Security Division of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), working on a wide range of management and budget issues relating primarily to the Department of Defense, and lastly serving for seven years as a Program Examiner in OMB’s Water and Power Branch, working on a variety of water resources and related natural resource issues. He has also worked as a theater technician and geological technician.
Mr. Hansen graduated from Whitman College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater, and from Washington State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. He received Masters Degrees in Public Affairs and Environmental Science from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2001.