William D. Hansen

Bill Hansen has led a distinguished career in Washington, including 12 years in the U.S. Department of Education, where he served as Deputy Secretary, overseeing more than five thousand employees and a budget of $100 billion. President George W. Bush appointed Hansen to serve as the director of his education transition team, and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has relied on Bill’s counsel for years as one of his key domestic policy advisors.

In the private sector, Hansen has built successful firms focused on education and led the Scantron and Global Scholar Corporation as President and Chairman. He continues to serve on several corporate boards, including the First Marblehead Corporation, Everspring, Performant Financial, and the Student Loan Finance Corporation. He is also a member of the advisory board of Parthenon Capital, the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, and the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University. His public service includes board membership for the National Guard Youth Foundation, Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Thanks USA, and the Education Sector.