Class of 2011
Councilmember, City of Sacramento
Area of Practice: Capital Lawyering
Steve Hansen, '11, serves as the Director of Capital Initiatives for the McGeorge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law & Policy. Hansen holds a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, and he earned a Certificate for Senior Executives in State and Local Government from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government in 2014.
Hansen has served on the Capital Center for Law & Policy's Advisory Board since it formed in 2012, contributing time and ideas to the formation of the Center's initiatives. He was the Senior Regional Manager for State Government Affairs at Genentech, Inc. from 2006 to 2014. His prior position was the Associate Director for Legislative Affairs at Equality California for two years. Further, he was elected in 2012 as a Councilmember in the City of Sacramento, representing the neighborhoods of Downtown, Midtown, Land Park and River Oaks in Natomas, and re-elected in 2016.