Erik Hansen serves as Director of Domestic Policy for the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) where he leads the development of the Association’s domestic policy agenda and represents the travel community before the Executive Branch and Congress. Mr. Hansen focuses on issues related to aviation, surface transportation, emergency preparedness, and government travel. Before joining USTA, Mr. Hansen worked for five years on Capitol Hill 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, Mr. Hansen 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.