Current Career Position: Brianna Hanson is the Owner/President of Resource Matters. 

Education Background/Highlights:  Brianna graduated in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree from George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., and in 2012 with a master of science degree in technology commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is also a candidate for Masters in Sustainability at Harvard. 

Work History/Highlights:  From 2007-09, Brianna worked as a property manager in Portland with ProLogis, overseeing a multi-state portfolio of assets and coordinating development for commercial construction. She also served as a congressional intern in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. in 2006. She also served as the CEO of Oregon Resources. 

Civic & Professional Activities:  Locally, Brianna helped establish the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s Sustainability Task Force. She also volunteers on the steering committee of Boost Southwest Oregon, a grassroots group that strives to mobilize citizens to support economic development in the Bay Area. Brianna is also on the Board of the South Coast Community Foundation. She is also involved in the local GRACE team which aims to improve the lives of foster children and support forster families. 

Special Interests:  Brianna and her husband, Jon Hanson, who’s a sixth generation Coos County resident, live in Coos Bay. They have two lovely daughters, Claire and Grace.  The Hansons also enjoy hiking and spending time exploring the outdoors.     

Comments:  Oregon’s south coast has exceptional natural beauty and exciting opportunities tied to its scenic and natural resources. However, continuing regional economic adversity and the need to increase funding for public education remain serious challenges. As a port commissioner, Brianna strives to play a role in working toward the betterment of the economy and quality of life in the region, while ensuring responsible stewardship.