Mr. George Hawkins serves as CEO and General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). On his arrival, Mr. Hawkins launched an ambitious agenda to transform DC Water into a customer-oriented enterprise that is driving innovation and delivering improved value to ratepayers. The core goal is to improve aging infrastructure while complying with stringent regulatory requirements.
Mr. Hawkins previously served as director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). Mr. Hawkins was the Executive Director of several non-profit organizations in New Jersey, including New Jersey Future, the Stony Brook Watershed Association and the NJ Council of Watershed Associations. Mr. Hawkins held senior positions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and he served Vice President Gore on the National Performance Review.
Mr. Hawkins began his career practicing law for Ropes & Gray, and is a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University and Cum Laude from Harvard Law School. Since 1999, Mr. Hawkins has taught Environmental Law and Policy for the Princeton Environment Institute at Princeton University.