Full Name
Katie Hanson
Job Title
Senior Director of Innovation and Transformation
Speaker Bio
Katie Hanson is the Benefitfocus Senior Director of Innovation and Transformation where she leads the vision, strategy and roadmap for the Benefitfocus platform as well as the broader product portfolio for employers. Since joining the Benefitfocus team in 2017, her passion for using data to uncover insights and foster innovation has contributed to the advancement of solutions, including the new iOS and Android mobile application, decision support tools and communication capabilities within the platform.

For more than 16 years, she’s led cross-functional teams including user experience, design and product management to deliver transformational customer experiences that give customers the information and tools they need to make the best possible decisions.
Prior to joining Benefitfocus, Hanson helped consumers navigate big financial decisions using technology for Intuit, Renovate America and Wells Fargo. Hanson is a user experience thought leader, and, as an innovation catalyst, she has led rapid design and coding sessions, presented in a variety of university classes, led a webinar on the 2018 trends of benefits and spoke at HR Tech 2019 on AI and its impact on benefits.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School of Business at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Katie Hanson