Tom Hanson is Principal Commercial Officer for Western Canada at the U.S. Consulate in Calgary, arriving in September 2015. Tom and his team promote U.S. exports in the energy, mining, agricultural systems, and environmental technologies sectors; and investments into the U.S.
Tom previously served as Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate in São Paulo, having joined the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service in 2011 after 25 years as a San Diego‐based specialist in multi‐tier, global distribution channels and in global product launches of consumer and business‐to‐business solutions. Tom served on the San Diego‐Imperial Valley District Export Council, focusing on NAFTA trade issues. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Tom was raised in Portland, Oregon and settled in San Diego after graduating from the University of Oregon. Tom and his wife Ann Aubrey, a book editor, have two children.