Hanna has worked as a Governmental Relations consultant in various capacities at GTH-GA since 2016. Hanna serves on the firm’s International Public Affairs team, specializing in DNA policy. She currently works with a State Department-sponsored grant, advocating for public policy solutions involving DNA technology to identify missing persons and reunite them with their families, and to prevent human trafficking. In this project, Hanna has served in the position of Regional Manager for Public Policy and Legislation in El Salvador and Costa Rica since 2018. In addition, Hanna works with the private DNA industry to advance government affairs strategies, public policy and outreach in Europe.
At the Washington State Legislature, Hanna provides legislative consultation, strategy development and advocacy as a contract lobbyist. She specializes in transportation and technology public policy issues. Hanna has worked with firm clients with diverse sets of issues, including health care, technology, transportation, budget appropriations, and local government issues. Hanna has demonstrated a successful track record in assisting firm clients with development and execution of legislative strategy. She has been successful in securing millions in legislative budget appropriations for her clients and in executing creative public policy solutions to achieve client objectives.
Hanna holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Seattle University, a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish from Gonzaga University, and resides in Seattle, Washington.