Tyler Hand

Vice President, Head of Global Sanctions and Interdiction
Western Union (Engelwood, CO)

Tyler N. Hand is Western Union’s Vice President, Head of Global Sanctions and Interdiction.  Tyler’s responsibilities with Western Union include overseeing the company’s OFAC and other government sanctions compliance programs.  Tyler joined Western Union in June 2014 after seven years with 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 Acting Director for Enforcement.  While at the Treasury Department, Tyler’s responsibilities included developing and implementing policies related to OFAC enforcement and designation matters, leading large interagency enforcement investigations involving major financial institutions and serving 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.