As vice president of government relations, Erik Hansen leads development of U.S. Travel's domestic policy agenda, and represents the travel community before the Executive Branch and Congress.
Hansen focuses on issues related to aviation, surface transportation, infrastructure and federal travel. He also served as general manager of the Connecting America Through Travel conference, which convened travel industry leaders, transportation experts and policy influencers to help shape the discussion on revitalizing America’s travel infrastructure.
Before joining the U.S. Travel Association, Hansen worked for five years as a legislative aide on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and for the office of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, he served as Field Director for the reelection campaign of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), and worked in the government affairs office of Prudential Financial.
January 07, 2021
The U.S. Travel government relations team provides an in-depth overview of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package and the components of the legislation that have important impacts on travel...View Webinar
July 23, 2020
This webinar provides a deep dive into advocacy efforts to secure relief, protection and stimulus for the travel industry. Gain insights on anticipated bill timing, next steps and ways you can...View Webinar