The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) bids a fond Hail and Farewell to Mr. Eric Hansen after four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Management and Budget. Mr. Hansen has relocated to the Pacific Northwest to serve as the Regional Business Director for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwest Division (NWD). While with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Mr. Hansen served as the principal advisor on management and budget issues to the ASA (CW), and is responsible for all matters related to the development and implementation of the Civil Works budget. In his new role as the NWD Regional Business Director, he provides strategic leadership and technical expertise to the Northwest Division and its five operating districts. He will directly oversee the Business Technical Division, which provides technical advice and direction on all reginal 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.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Hansen served 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. Prior to that, he served 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 BA in Theater, and from Washington State University in 1997 with a BS in Geology. He received Masters Degrees in Public Affairs and Environmental Science from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2001.