Skip Hansen

Chief External Affairs Officer

ABOUT Skip Hansen

Hansen is the founder and chief external affairs officer of Lifelong Learning. Previously he served two years as CEO where he was instrumental in guiding the operation and growth of Learn4Life’s network of nonprofit charter schools.  Today there are more than 100 resource centers serving more than 49,000+ Opportunity Youth throughout California and expanding into multiple states. 


His acumen in operational management, organizational design and technology established the forward-thinking mindset and strategic initiatives of Lifelong Learning.  His ability to forge relationships with business and community partners, nonprofit organizations, and local and federal elected officials has been a key factor in generating momentum for the personalized learning model as a choice in education.


Hansen has more than 25 years of experience at start-ups, mid-sized companies and Fourtune 500 firms, holding management roles in sales, process improvement, information technology, human resource and finance.  He holds a bachelor’s in business from the University of California, Irvine and a master’s in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.