George S. Hawkins, Esq.
Revolutionizing Utility Asset Management: George’s Journey at DC Water and Beyond.
Come hear about how George helped DC Water transform, and how these lessons are relevant to any utility and community of any size.
George Hawkins launched the non-profit Moonshot Missions after stepping down as CEO of DC Water. George helps agencies deliver better service and lower cost, with a focus on under-resourced communities.
George transformed DC Water into an innovative enterprise while tripling its investment in water. DC Water’s innovations ranged from Green Infrastructure to clean energy. DC Water issued the first century and environmental impact bonds, and spearheaded programs for low-income customers and on workforce development.
George is an advisor to Xylem, Inc. and serves on the Board of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. George has served as a Senior Lecturer at Princeton University. Mr. Hawkins also served as Director of the DC Department of the Environment and served non-profit organizations and USEPA and the firm Ropes & Gray.
George is a popular speaker on environmental issues. He has been the recipient of many awards, including GWI’s list of top 20 transformational leaders in water, the AWWA’s Fuller Award, Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year and WEF’s Public Official of the Year. He graduated from Princeton University (Summa Cum Laude) and from Harvard Law School (Cum Laude).