School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Board Advisor: Garett Hansen

Former Corporate Finance Executive, Benefit and Risk Management Finance, Quest Diagnostics

Garett Hansen is a lifelong New Jersey resident and a Class of 1979 Stillman School graduate.  He also has an MBA and is a CPA.  While currently retired, his career in corporate finance and accounting included financial management of domestic and international benefit and compensation plans for 25 years also with operational involvement in Fortune 500 level companies.

He is married to Leslie Renshaw Hansen, a retired schoolteacher, and musician.  Their son David is a mathematician at the Max Planck Institute and has also taught at Columbia University and the University of Notre Dame. Garett has a professional certification in the wine field (WSET L3) and he is involved in fundraising, fitness, and music-related activities.  He was the treasurer and president of the board of trustees of a local Presbyterian church (now defunct) for some time.