As Vice President of Community Relations, Chuck Hansen has served as a primary liaison between Viejas Enterprises and community groups throughout San Diego County since 1993.  Chuck is responsible for a number of programs working with charitable organizations on behalf of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians as a way of giving back to the community.  Chuck has developed extensive community relations through his service, dedication and involvement on many boards, committees, and with organizations focusing on civic responsibility, community development, the arts, and tourism.  With his staff, he extends Viejas relationships as a government and as a neighbor into the multi-ethnic communities that extend from the Los Angeles Basin into Baja California. In 2003, Hansen was appointed by the Governor to the position of Commissioner on the California State Travel and Tourism Commission (2003 – 2008).

Prior to Viejas, he played a central role in the success of the America’s Cup, serving as the Executive Director of America’s Cup Services—a worldwide, non-profit marketing agency created by the America’s Cup Organizing Committee.

Before the America’s Cup, Hansen was the vice president of marketing for Atlas Hotels in San Diego.  He also served as vice president of marketing for Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) for seven years.  A native New Yorker, Hansen began his career in the New York metropolitan area with AT&T.

Community Service:

  • California Travel Industry Association (CalTIA), Board of Directors
  • Cuyamaca College, Advisory Board
  • FleetWeek San Diego, Past Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Holiday Bowl, Board of Directors
  • Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana, Board of Directors
  • Junior Seau Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Olaf Weighorst Museum Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Port of San Diego, Vice Chairman, Marketing Committee
  • San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum (USS Midway), Advisory Board
  • San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board of Directors
  • San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • San Diego East Regional Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman, Board of Directors
  • San Diego East Visitors Bureau, Chairman of the Board
  • San Diego Sports Commission, Board of Directors
  • San Diego State University, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Board of Directors