Mr. Habicht also serves as a Principal at Global Water 2020 and as Managing Director of the U.S. Water Partnership. His career has included leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, and at the U.S. EPA as Chief Operating Officer. At the U.S. EPA, he oversaw the development of new air and water programs to prevent pollution, including the development of the Energy Star program and implementation of market-based trading programs under the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments.
Mr. Habicht has served as Managing Partner of SAIL Capital Partners and Senior Vice President in charge of acquisitions and other divisions of Safety-Kleen, a billion-dollar environmental service company. He has also held positions and started ventures in the for-profit environmental arena, including VP of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, which co-managed the successful Environmental Venture Fund. As Co-Founder of Capital E, LLC, a strategic consultancy for emerging renewable energy products and technologies, he advised Fortune 100 and early stage ventures on sustainable growth strategies. He is also served on numerous Boards, including as Chair of the Board of WaterHealth International. He serves on the Board of the U.S. Water Alliance and the U.S. Water Partnership, as head of Strategy for SunToWater, LLC, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In 1991, the U.S. EPA awarded him with the Total Quality Leadership Award, and in 2009 he received the national Richard Mellon Award for Environmental Stewardship. Mr. Habicht holds a BA with High Honors from Princeton University and a JD from the University of Virginia.