Wendell Hannaford has been the director of CSG East/Eastern Regional Conference since 2009. He previously served as the deputy director and as a senior policy analyst for international trade and economic development. In 1998, while serving as deputy director, he created the Eastern Trade Council, an affiliate organization of CSG-ERC. The Eastern Trade Council’s mission is to facilitate collaborative approaches to export promotion among state trade officials in the Northeast. He helped recruit the six Eastern Canadian Provinces to become international associate members of ERC and staffed the ERC Eastern Canadian Provinces Committee. He also created the ERC Tax and Budget Chairman’s Roundtable.
Prior to joining CSG, Hannaford worked for the New York State Senate Select Committee on Interstate Cooperation as a research analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Drew University and an international trade specialist certificate from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.
Areas of expertise
U.S./Canada border issues
State Fiscal Policy