St. Mary's College of California

Bachelor of Arts - B.A., Comparative Literature

Bachelor of Science - B.S., Economics


Robert Hanson is Constellation’s Executive Vice President and President, Wine & Spirits Division, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Newlands. Robert is responsible for leading the Wine & Spirits Division's operations and commercial business, ensuring it aligns with the company's long-term growth strategy. He is a member of the executive management committee.

Robert joined the company in June 2019. He previously served as a member of Constellation's Board of Directors from 2013-2019. He relinquished his seat on Constellation's Board in order to assume his new role with the company.

Prior to assuming his role at Constellation, Robert served as Chief Executive Officer at John Hardy Global Limited, a leading global luxury jewelry brand, where he will continue to serve as the company’s Board Chair. During his tenure at John Hardy, Robert played an instrumental role in evolving the company’s strategy by strengthening its presence in the U.S. market, developing a line of distinctive artisan-crafted luxury products that resonate with today’s high-end jewelry customers, and launching differentiated marketing campaigns and influencer programs that helped extend the brand’s reach and foster meaningful connections with new customers. Prior to John Hardy, he served as Chief Executive Officer at American Eagle Outfitters and Global Brand President at Levi Strauss & Co