George S. Hawkins, Esq.
Founder and President
Moonshot LLC and Moonshot Partners

George Hawkins launched his innovation-focused enterprises Moonshot LLC and Moonshot Partners after stepping down as CEO and General Manager of DC Water, where he served for eleven years.  

George transformed DC Water into an innovative enterprise while tripling its investment in clean water. DC Water’s innovations ranged from Green Infrastructure to a US$500 million investment in clean energy. DC Water issued the first century bond, first environmental impact bond, and spearheaded programmes to support low income customers.

George serves on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which advises the White House. He is an advisor to Xylem, Inc. and is an Executive in Residence for XPV Water Partners. George also serves on the boards of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the US Water Alliance, and is a Professor of Practice for American University.

Prior to joining DC Water, George served as Director of the DC Department of the Environment. He was also the executive director at several non-profit organisations in New Jersey. He held senior positions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and began his career practicing law at Ropes & Gray.

George is a popular speaker on water, infrastructure and environmental issues. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the AWWA’s Fuller Award for Leadership and Innovation, Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year in 2015, WEF Public Official of the Year in 2016, and the Water Leader of the Year Prize in 2017. DC Water was awarded the US Water Prize in 2016.

George graduated from Princeton University (Summa Cum Laude) and from Harvard Law School (Cum Laude).