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Ellen Hanson

Co-Founder and Former Executive

“I believe that every person is born with talent. ”

Maya Angelou

Ellen is on the Walker Sands executive team as COO. As part of her many operational duties at Walker Sands, Ellen oversees Human Resources and is charged with recruiting all of the awesome people who work here, building the company culture, and making this a great place to work.

Ellen previously worked in management consulting at what is now Accenture, where she worked as a Change Management specialist. She has also served in leadership roles in the nonprofit world, having been the Executive Director of the Oak Park Children’s Museum and overseeing numerous programs at a nonprofit in New Haven, Connecticut.

Ellen has a bachelor’s degree in operations management from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.


  • HR
  • Professional Development
  • Finance
  • Operations


  • Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Planning and Organization


  • Gardening
  • Art
  • Music
  • The Cubs

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