VP – Head of Global Sanctions and Interdiction
Tyler Hand is Western Union’s Vice President, Head of Global Sanctions and Interdiction. Tyler’s responsibilities with Western Union include overseeing the company’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and other government sanctions compliance programs, as well as the company’s proprietary list-screening operations. Tyler joined Western Union in June 2014 after working for seven years at the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. During his time with the Treasury Department, Tyler served as OFAC’s Assistant Chief Counsel for Designations and Enforcement and as Acting Director for Enforcement. While at the Treasury Department, Tyler’s responsibilities included developing and implementing policies related to OFAC enforcement and designation matters, drafting sanctions Executive Orders and regulations, and advising on large interagency enforcement investigations involving major financial institutions. Tyler also served as the primary point of contact for counterparts at the Department of Justice, the Department of State and the White House National Security Staff. Prior to joining OFAC, Tyler practiced law at Holland & Hart in Denver, CO in its Export Controls and Trade Sanctions practice group. Tyler received his JD in 2000 from the University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, and his Bachelor of Arts in 1995 from the University of Vermont, Burlington.