Mr. Tony Hanson ~ Trustee
Tony Hanson was elected to the Pflugerville Board of Trustees in 2017.
Mr. Hanson currently works for the Texas General Land Office, a state agency that helps fund public education through the Permanent School Fund, where he oversees the Ombudsman Office. The office provides independent, impartial, informal and confidential assistance to individuals to help resolve conflicts, concerns or questions in the workplace. His previous work at the General Land Office included leading the Financial Compliance area that oversaw the financial operations of 8 veterans nursing homes with approximately combined revenue of $88.4 million and expenditures of $77.7 million.
Additionally, he has more than 20 years experience in auditing, as well as maintains certifications as a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Mr. Hanson is the eldest son of a single parent home. His mother encouraged education and impressed upon her three children to pursue higher education after high school. After graduating from R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, he attended Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
He is a long time resident of Pflugerville. He and his wife, Kim, are raising two amazing daughters in PfISD. He continues to be involved in his immediate and surrounding community. He is a founding member of the school district’s Mentoring Encouraging and Nurturing (MEN) organization, as well as the mentoring program at the General Land Office. In 2016, the agency was awarded the Outstanding Mentor of the Year award. Additionally, he was honored as 2017 Mentor of the Year for Reagan Early College High School. He served on the 2007 PfISD and 2015 City of Pflugerville Citizens Bond Review Committees.
He is a member of Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as an Associate Minister. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He frequently reflects on one of his favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”
Mr. Hanson has stated, "Each child is unique, and their abilities and backgrounds are different." Because of this, he's striving to ensure each child in PfISD reaches their dream, whether it's attending a four-year university, pursuing a trade, or starting their work career after graduation.