Victoria began working for the EDA in 2014 and has over 30 years of diverse experience in economic development, nonprofit management, housing finance and development, media relations for the U.S. Air Force, higher education, and real estate. Victoria earned her bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio and her master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. She and her husband live in Amherst and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Hanson is active in her church and loves to travel, having lived in Europe four different times and visited more than 25 countries.