He will oversee business development, client relations and product planning for the GovCon community through the publication's Washington, D.C.-based office.
Hanson is “a master at helping government contractors connect with federal decision makers, and Nextgov has the largest audience of technology decision makers,“ Tim Hartman, CEO of Government Executive Media Group, told ExecutiveBiz.
“That combination should be powerful for anyone trying to sell products and services to government,“ he added.
“I'm excited to be a part of the team leading the conversation to help government technology decision-makers and influencers get the tools, services and ideas they need to accelerate the business and mission of government,“ Hanson said.
Hanson spent more than a decade at ConnellyWorks, where he also served as director of events and senior accounts manager.
He worked for six years as marketing communications manager and events executive at Gannett Government Media, which now operates as Sightline Media Group.