Miles Hansen is the president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, an organization dedicated to promoting prosperity across the state by attracting investment and increasing exports. Before joining World Trade Center Utah, Hansen was the Director for Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council in the White House. Before that, he served as a staff aide to the State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs. He also served diplomatic tours at the U.S. Consulate in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; at the U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia, and; in the Iran Regional Presence Office at U.S. Consulate General Dubai. Before joining the State Department as a Thomas R. Pickering Fellow, Hansen started his career in Utah as a special assistant in the office of the Lieutenant Governor.