Since 2017 Marie Hansen has spent most of her days enhancing the GGWCUP with co-founder Majken Gilmartin and partners around the world. November 1st 2019 she founded HANSEN AND SPORT LLC to open the online store www.shoptheball.com in collaboration with EIR Org and Majken GilmartinProceeds from the sale of the ball will go to the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCUP).

Marie has for 14+ years worked with branding, storytelling, concept development, cross-media advertising, marketing, and social media strategies for top Danish and international brands. Firstly as a copywriter at BBDO Denmark and later the Danish advertising agency Kunde & Co. Marie is Danish, holds a Masters in Political Science & Communication from Roskilde University, Denmark, and lives in Detroit, MI, USA with her husband Ted Shumaker.