Eric serves as chief operating officer of BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm that helps people and businesses realize their goals. BKD serves clients in all 50 states and internationally by combining the insight and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions in a wide range of industries. Eric oversees firm wide operations and acts as a liaison between the National Office and BKD’s four regions: North, South, East and National Advisory Services.
He previously served as managing partner for BKD’s Oklahoma offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Enid. He has 32 years of experience providing audit, tax and consulting services to public and closely held private companies. Industries served include manufacturing, health care, construction, transportation and financial services.
Eric is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Missouri Society of CPAs. He serves as chairman on the AICPA Board of Directors and was a member of the AICPA Future of Learning Task Force. He previously served on the AICPA Governing Council. Eric participates in various trade organizations and has served in a variety of leadership and teaching positions.
He also has participated in numerous continuing education programs, including business and leadership training at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education program and a dynamic leadership development program sponsored by Harvard University.
Hansen received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Evangel University. He completed business and leadership training at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education program and a dynamic leadership development program sponsored by Harvard University.
He currently resides in Springfield, Missouri.