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From 1986 to 2010, Hanne Madsen was the President and co-owner of DanFoss Couriers & Freight, a successful transportation business that provided regional, national and international delivery service to over 3000 clients. Hanne is a member of the board of governors for Kwantlen Polytechnic University and also served as a director on the board of the B.C. Trucking Association for 14 years. In 2002, she was appointed as the Chair of B.C.T.A. for a two year term and to date she remains the only woman to have attained that position since the association’s founding in 1913. In 2008, she was presented with the Service to the Industry Award by B.C.T.A. Active in her community, Hanne is a volunteer facilitator for Junior Achievement. She is a member of the WEB Alliance of Women’s Business networks and participates in the Kickstart mentorship program at Thompson Rivers University. She holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University and a Certificate of Executive Management from the Segal Graduate School of Business at SFU. In March 2015, she was received the Women in Business award for Corporate/Leadership from the Surrey Board of Trade. Hanne resides in South Surrey with her husband and together they enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle.