The fifth AnnualWilliam French Smith Memorial Lecture
F. Henry "Hank" Habicht II
F. HENRY HABICHT II joined SAIL Capital Partners in January 2006 as a pioneering figure in the areas of environmental business and policy and a leading contributor to environmental innovation. He has held 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 COO (deputy administrator). He served as senior vice president in charge of acquisitions and other divisions of Safety-Kleen, vice president of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, and is cofounder of Capital E, LLC. He previously served as CEO and is now vice chair of Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF).
Mr. Habicht currently he sits on the boards of SAIL companies, WaterHealth International, and Xtreme Power, and is a cofounder of the American Council of Renewable Energy. He is a commissioner of the National Commission on Energy Policy, a member of the board of directors of the World Environment Center, and has advised several cabinet secretaries. He is on the advisory board to the National Renewable Energy Lab and the Pacific Northwest National Lab. In 1991 the EPA awarded him with the esteemed Total Quality Leadership Award, and in 2009 he received the national Richard Mellon Award for Environmental Stewardship.
Mr. Habicht holds a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Princeton University and a JD from the University of Virginia.