As Trustee of the Hansen Foundation, I would like to thank Ron Bee for his many years of service as the first Managing Director of the Hansen Leadership Institute, until his retirement in July 2020. The program’s overall structure was conceived by my wife, Gail, who was well known to the Hansen Fellows in the earlier years of the program, and myself. We were fortunate to be able to engage Ron to guide us in formulating the detailed structure of the program, initially preparing a best practices guideline and then implementing it. Over the ensuing years, Ron built the program into a highly regarded international internship program. I know that I speak for Hansen Fellows all over the world – whose lives have been changed by their experiences at the Hansen Leadership Institute program – as I wish Ron the very best in his retirement. All those involved in the Hansen Leadership Institute will miss him, but we will never forget the contributions he made to the program. We are pleased to have four lectures from Ron on video to share with future Hansen Fellows, covering various areas of his expertise in international matters.
Dr. Brad Frazier is now the Managing Director of the Hansen Leadership Institute. Brad has been fortunate to receive guidance from Ron, since his hiring in late 2018. He is deeply committed to continuing and expanding the work they’ve begun.
Anton Dimitroff, Trustee
Fred J. Hansen Foundation