Shafron Hawkins, current president of Opportunity Funds Association, to join Safe & Green Holdings board of directors as public policy and real estate veteran
Safe & Green Holdings (NASDAQ: SGBX) (“Safe & Green Holdings” or the “Company”), a leading developer, designer, and fabricator of modular structures, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Shafron (Shay) Hawkins to serve as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.
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Shafron Hawkins will serve as a director, counseling the Company on eco-friendly economic approaches, public policy as it relates to aiding in the growth of Safe & Green Holdings, and strategic advisory on growth tactics for underserved areas.
“We are extremely excited to add Shafron Hawkins to our Board of Directors,” said Paul Galvin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Hawkins offers strong expertise in energy, natural resources, infrastructure, tax law, and investments in underserved areas. He will be a leading resource in the expansion of Safe & Green Holdings going forward. His experience in advocating for both rural and urban communities is unmatched. That, combined with our development expertise, makes for a great working relationship.”
Shafron Hawkins’ career spans the industries of financial services, government and nonprofits. Hawkins started his career working for TD Waterhouse Securities in its active investors division before moving to Credit Suisse First Boston. In June 2002, Hawkins founded Hawkins Capital Group, where he served as Principal while helping raise acquisition capital for small companies. In 2016, Hawkins became a legislative fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, advising a Way and Means Committee member and helping push forward the Simplifying America’s Tax System (SATS) plan. Soon after, Hawkins served as a U.S. Senate Tax and Trade Counsel where he worked to expand the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to include the Opportunity Zones provision. Hawkins also served as Majority Staff Director for the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, having previously served as Majority Staff Director for the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. Upon leaving Capitol Hill, Hawkins founded the Opportunity Funds Association, an organization that helps advocate for Opportunity Zones and drive investments into underserved areas. In 2022, Hawkins worked with Congress to introduce the bi-partisan, bi-cameral Opportunity Zones Transparency Extension and Improvement Act which achieves the OFA member policy goals of increased investment and greater transparency in Opportunity Zones.
Mr. Hawkins earned his undergraduate degree 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. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Cleveland State University College of Law.
About Safe & Green Holdings Corp.
Safe & Green Holdings Corp., a leading modular solutions company, operates under core capabilities which include the development, design, and fabrication of modular structures, meeting the demand for safe and green solutions across various industries. The firm supports third party and in-house developers, architects, builders and owners in achieving faster execution, greener construction, and buildings of higher value. For more information, visit www.safeandgreenholdings.com.
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