of the District of Columbia
Executive Office of the Mayor
of the District of Columbia
Executive Office of the Mayor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Mafara Hobson
April 18, 2007 (Office) 202.727.2320
Mayor Fenty Announces Four Agency Directors
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced his
picks for the directors of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV),
the Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications (OCTT), the
Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) and the
District Department of the Environment (DDOE).
Lucinda Babers was nominated to serve as the director of the DMV.
Serving as DMV interim director since January 2007, she has a proven
track record in business management, leadership and service delivery.
Babers has experience managing projects and people, delivering customer
service and leading change for both government agencies and private
Prior to becoming interim director, Babers served for three years
as the deputy director for the agency. In this position, she was
in charge of departmental operations to include licensing, titling,
registration, inspection and adjudication functions. She revamped
Dealer Services by introducing yearly dealer training. She revised
registration procedures and conducted violation hearings resulting
in over 59 dealer suspensions/revocations. In addition, Babers increased
security features of temporary tags and eliminated issuance of temporary
tags by used car dealerships. She also reviewed and revised numerous
customer service processes, such as the medical review process,
that contributed to the District of Columbia Federation of Citizens
Association unanimously recognizing the Department of Motor Vehicles
as the Greatest Improvement in Public Service for 2006.
Prior to joining the DMV, Babers served in several senior management
positions at Amtrak, including the project manager for the companys
service guarantee initiative. Babers is no stranger to DC government,
previously working on management reform projects for the city manager
during the Control Board era and serving as an internal consultant/project
manager for the city administrator and corrections. Babers began
her career as an officer in the military.
Babers holds a Masters of Science in business from Johns Hopkins
University and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia
Institute of Technology.
Eric E. Richardson was nominated to serve as the director of OCTT,
having served as the Offices interim director since January
Richardson is responsible for administering the programs and services
under the agency's purview as well as administering day-to-day oversight
of the construction and operation of the District's cable television
systems. He also regulates cable television services in the District
as prescribed in Cable Franchise Agreements and is ultimately responsible
for programming the District's municipal cable access channels.
Richardson is the director of OCTT's national award winning production
department, creating human interest, history, science, health, lifestyle,
performance and news and public affairs programming. He served as
OCTT's director of programming from December 2006 until January
Prior to joining OCTT, Richardson worked for Howard University's
PBS affiliate, WHUT-TV, as the director of Broadcast Services. He
was responsible for the station's overall operations. Additionally,
he served as executive producer of Evening Exchange with Kojo Nnamdi
and played a key role in the development and direction of such shows
as The Tavis Smiley Show, Moneywise with Kelvin Boston, and White
Richardson is a member of the Board of Governors for the National
Capital/Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences (NATAS) where he co-chairs the Student Affairs
committee. He has been a featured speaker/presenter for the United
States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI), Howard University,
the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
(NATOA) and American Public Television (APT) and is a two time Emmy
nominated producer. A native of Louisiana, Richardson received a
Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from the Manship School
of Journalism at Louisiana State University.
Erik A. Moses was selected to serve as the director of DSLBD, having
served as the Offices interim director since January 2007.
Moses has also served as the deputy director of the Agency. In that
capacity, he was responsible for establishing the newly created
Office of Business Opportunities and Access to Capital. The office
was created to improve the access of District-based local, small,
and disadvantaged business enterprises (LSDBEs) to contracting and
procurement opportunities with the DC government as well as business
development opportunities in the private sector and federal government.
The office is also tasked with creating initiatives to facilitate
the flow of capital to LSDBEs that will enable such companies to
build greater capacity.
Moses has served as legal counsel of AOL and helped develop several
business units including Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Local, AOL Entertainment
and Digital Media Services, Inc. Moses began his career in private
practice in Washington, DC with the law firm of Dow Lohnes PLLC,
representing several large media and communications companies in
merger and acquisition transactions as well as regulatory and compliance
matters following the passage of the landmark Telecommunications
Act of 1996. As an associate attorney, Moses was instrumental in
helping one of the firms broadcast clients to become the single
largest owner of commercial television stations in the nation by
serving as lead counsel in scores of transactions to acquire and
sell commercial radio and television stations throughout the country.
Moses received a BA in political science from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD from the Duke University
School of Law. He is a member of the Maryland bar and the District
of Columbia bar.
George S. Hawkins was chosen to serve as the director of DDOE.
Most recently he was executive director of New Jersey Future, a
nonprofit organization in Trenton that seeks economic opportunity
and community vitality. New Jersey Future employs original research,
analysis and advocacy to drive policies that help revitalize cities
and towns, provide transportation and housing choices, generate
new jobs, improve opportunities for the impoverished and protect
natural lands and farm fields.
Prior to joining NJ Future in late 2004, Hawkins was the executive
director of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. During
his tenure, he developed a program to protect environmental quality
and water resources through managing the future of the land. This
effort included working directly with municipalities to improve
local zoning, working with businesses to improve environmental practices
and working with citizens to improve local knowledge and civic participation.
Under his leadership, the association quadrupled its staff, taking
on more than 1,000 volunteers with a combined budget of more than
Hawkins was also a member of the National Performance Review, a
White House initiative created by President Bill Clinton in 1993.
He was responsible for regulatory improvements at the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Hawkins held a series of positions at U.S. EPAs regional office
in Boston, including special assistant to the regional administrator
and senior assistant regional counsel. Before joining the federal
government, Hawkins was an associate lawyer at the Boston firm Ropes
& Gray. He received a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School
in 1987 and an A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton University in
1983. He is a member of both the Massachusetts and the District
of Columbia Bars. Since 1999, Hawkins has been an appointed lecturer
in the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs
at Princeton University, where he teaches environmental law and
policy for the Princeton Environmental Institute.
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