George Hawkins launched his leadership and innovation-focused consulting business Moonshot LLC after stepping down as CEO and General Manager of DC Water, where he served for eleven years, including several as a Board member. During his tenure, he became well known for transforming DC Water into an innovative, customer-driven enterprise, while tripling its investment in clean water.
George is a popular speaker and story-teller on water, infrastructure and environmental issues and is an advisor to Xylem. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University and Cum Laude from Harvard Law School and taught environmental law and policy for the Princeton Environmental Institute from 1999 to 2018. Hawkins was appointed in 2018 as a Professor in Practice by American University’s School of Public Affairs.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and public service, including Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year and DC Chamber of Commerce’s Business Leader of the Year in 2014, the US Water Prize in 2016, and in 2017, the Ronald F. Kirby Award for Collaborative Leadership from the Metro Washington Council of Governments.