Vice Chair for Governance

Hanes Roberts

Hanes Roberts - HKS

Hanes Roberts is a Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Master Degree Candidate.  Upon graduation in May, he will begin as a Foreign Commercial Service Officer with the US Department of Commerce.

In 2012 Hanes returned to his home town of Raleigh, NC to join ScottMadden consulting firm, co-founded an organic food (farm to table) restaurant, and a gourmet sauce distribution business. 

Earlier, Hanes served 3 years in the US Peace Corps in the Philippines, after having worked with the Coca-Cola Company Olympic Sports Marketing teams in Australia, Greece, and the US.

After the Peace Corps, Hanes career pursuits were centered in renewable energy with Akeena/Westinghouse solar, LLC located in Los Gatos, CA.  In 2004 Hanes co-founded solar start up Sungrid LLC. in Perth, Australia, and later returned to the Philippines to form the Cogitat Technologies company, a clean energy advisory, targeting Philippines energy and telecommunications companies.

Hanes graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a BS degree in business leadership, Master of Management in Hospitality degree from Cornell University, MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird school of Global Management, and an Advanced Post Graduate Degree in Energy Studies from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.