Meet Kathrene Hansen Kin, new COPRA member!

Kathrene Hansen Kin
Executive Director
Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board

President Kennedy established Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) in 1961 to strengthen the management and administration of Federal activities and improve intergovernmental coordination at the local level.  There are 28 FEBs nationwide; the Los Angeles Federal Community is one of the largest in the United States with more than 275 separate agencies employing over 125,000 Federal employees.

With over 22 years in this position, Ms. Hansen Kin has a unique perspective of the Federal Government throughout Southern California and extensive contacts with State, Local and Community organizations as well.  The FEB has a rich history of providing services to Federal agencies and influencing others to work together throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.  She interacts with a number numerous colleges and universities to encourage student to consider the Federal Government as a career.   She has in the past and currently serves on numerous Masters of Public Administration Advisory Boards and it was in this capacity she was recruited to be a NASPAA Site Visitor a role she has performed for many years.  Ms. Hansen Kin also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Internship and Work Experience Association.

Prior to joining the FEB staff in October 1995, Kathrene spent 10+ years with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in positions of increasing responsibility in Clarksburg, WV, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.   Throughout her career, Ms. Hansen has received numerous awards for her consistently outstanding performance and has been recognized by numerous community organizations.

Her career also includes assignments with the Lieutenant Governor for the State of Idaho and the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, which provide additional perspectives of the role of Government.  She received her Masters in Public Administration from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Idaho State University.  Publications include the development of a Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector Publication/Curriculum and an article in The Public Manager titled:  Anxiety In the Workplace: Post September 11, 2001.

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