On Monday, September 9 at 7:45 AM, join GCP for a Morning Conversation with Shay Hawkins, Co-Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Funds Association, an organization that connects capital to overlooked areas to improve lives, create opportunities, and ensure long-term economic growth. PNC Bank is a proud sponsor of the Morning Conversation series.
Before co-founding the Opportunity Funds Association, Hawkins was the Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure and the senior tax and economic policy advisor to Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a Senate Finance Committee Member. Hawkins served as Senator Scott’s lead policy advisor throughout the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, becoming a driving force behind the Opportunity Zones provision. Since enactment, Hawkins has worked with the Treasury Department to develop implementing regulations for Opportunity Zones that will rapidly deploy capital into distressed urban and rural communities.
Hawkins is a native of Cleveland, earning his BA in economics from The Ohio State University, his MBA from Columbia Business School as a Credit Suisse First Boston Fellow, and his JD from the Moritz College of Law at OSU.