Principal Commercial Officer, United States Commercial Service
U.S. Consulate Calgary, Alberta
Tom Hanson is Principal Commercial Officer for Canada’s Western Provinces, arriving at post 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, heading up exports of sporting goods and recreation, information technology, consumer electronics, automotive, environmental technologies, franchising, professional services, and general industrial equipment solutions. He also formed and led the dual-language social media program for Commercial Service Brazil. Tom 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, co-authoring a launch toolkit for the National Export Initiative and collaborating 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 have two children who live and work in California.