OUR BOARD

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MICHAEL HANSEN

Board Chair (Birmingham, AL)

Michael is the executive director of Gasp, a Birmingham-based healthy air advocacy organization. A Tennessee native, Michael has lived and worked in Birmingham since 2008. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in public relations from the University of Alabama. He has nearly a decade of experience in nonprofit advocacy, management, and strategic communications. Prior to joining the Gasp team in 2013 he was director of public relations for The Modern Brand Company where he managed media relations and social media efforts the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership’s Champions for Health campaign — which included the highly successful SmokeFree Alabama initiative. Before joining The Modern Brand, Michael served as public relations and marketing coordinator at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Michael is an active member of the Birmingham community and is a passionate advocate for health equity, food access, civil rights, and equality.