Full Name
Chris Hansen
Job Title
Colorado State Senate
Speaker Bio
Senator Chris Hansen represents Senate District 31 in the Colorado State Senate. He specializes in environment and energy economics, with 20+ years of experience in the global energy industry and six years in the Colorado General Assembly. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Joint Budget Committee and Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Prior to his work as an elected official, he was Senior Director at IHS Markit where he led a global portfolio of energy products, events and partnerships. Dr. Hansen holds a BSc in Nuclear Engineering from Kansas State University; a Graduate Diploma of Civil Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; a Master of Science in Engineering Systems from MIT; and a PhD in Economic Geography from Oxford University. He is also the Co-Founder and Director at the Colorado Energy & Water Institute, and Founder of the Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship.
Chris Hansen