Hanson is a Managing Director with 1919 Investment Counsel, head of the Birmingham office and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. He has 25 years of experience in financial services, assisting individuals, families, philanthropic and corporate entities with complex financial needs. Hanson is active in client relationships as well as new business development efforts.
Hanson began his career in 1994 in New York as an investment banker in public finance. He returned to Birmingham in 2000, joining a boutique firm focused on investment management, municipal and corporate financial advisory work. Hanson initially managed Sterne Agee’s Public Finance Group in 2006, later forming its Family Office Group in 2011 as an addition to the firm’s existing wealth management platform. Hanson was President of The Trust Company of Sterne Agee, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Stifel Trust Company in 2015 and served on the boards of Sterne Agee Group, Inc. and Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc.
Hanson is a Trustee and Chair of Development of The Jefferson Trust at the University of Virginia, Chair of Planned Giving and member of the Board of Governors of Indian Springs School in Birmingham, President of the Sterne Agee Charitable Foundation and the former Chairman of the Board of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. He is also a Director of CommerceOne Bank in Birmingham and a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham.
Hanson is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BS in Commerce, double major in Finance and Marketing) and he holds his MBA from Duke University.