Eric organizes and administers programming, events, festivals, and promoting, and guides daily operations for the American Music Research Center. He creates the Center's website content, facilitates communication, helps build relationships, and collaborates with campus staff and community partners. Previous to the AMRC, Eric was Regional Sales Manager in the Geographic Information System industry where he grew regional business, identified large opportunities, built relationships and secured partnerships, negotiated complex transactions, built and led the Latin America sales territory by living in Brazil, resolved issues, presented to large groups, exceeded quotas, and received twice the Sales Manager of the Year Award. Hansen earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and is an active member of Toastmasters International where he has achieved advanced awards in leadership and communications and held several leadership roles, including President of a local bilingual club in Denver. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.