Christopher T. Hanson
George Washington University
Frater Hanson (Scholars Society) was initiated into the Alpha-Pi chapter at The George Washington University in 1996, where he served as Prytanis, Epiprytanis, Grammateus, Hegemon and Recruitment Chairman. He is a graduate of TKE Leadership Academy X, attended the TKE Centennial Celebration in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a Life Loyal Teke charter member.
As a Teke volunteer, he has served in numerous alumni leadership roles including Chapter Advisor, Board of Advisors Chairman, Province Advisor, and Alumni Association President. An LLT, he is a recipient of the Grand Prytanis Key Leader Award, was named a Volunteer of the Month, and has been admitted into the Order of the North. First elected to the Grand Council in 2007 at the Las Vegas Conclave, Chris currently serves on the Personnel Committee and is chairman of the Board Development Committee.
Chris is a lifelong donor and Heritage Society member of the TKE Educational Foundation. He is past president and treasurer of the Greater Washington, D.C., Area TKE Alumni Association and enjoys networking with Tekes of all ages.
In his professional career, Chris serves as Assistant Director for Facilities & Operations in the Office of the Scientific Director for DIR, NIAID at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. He has seventeen years of experience with infectious disease research, biodefense vaccine development, scientific program management, and high containment research policy. Chris leads and directs space and facility projects for a division with 26 laboratory branches, 1600 personnel, and 530,000 square feet of biomedical research space for facilities located in Maryland and Montana. He is a 2011 recipient of the NIH Director's Award and is a co-author on 21 scientific manuscripts.
Frater Hanson resides in Poolesville, Maryland, with his wife Annie and their two daughters. Outside of the Fraternity, his interests include golf, fantasy football, outdoor recreation, and spending quality time with family and friends.
He previously served the Fraternity as Grand Hegemon from 2007–2008, Grand Pylortes from 2008–2009, Grand Hypophetes from 2009–2011, Grand Histor from 2011–2013, Grand Crysophylos from 2013–15, and Grand Epiprytanis from 2015-17.