John Hawes serves in the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Brazos River Authority (BRA). Hawes joined the BRA from Electronic Data Systems (EDS) were he served as Senior Financial Specialist/New Business Analysis Manager.He is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from Southern Methodist University. Hawes has over 34 years of financial management experience in both corporate and quasi-governmental settings.Prior to his work at EDS, Hawes served as the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. He also worked in several senior financial positions including Controller for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System (DART), a quasi-governmental transit system serving 14 cities in the Metroplex.He and wife, Cathy, have two children, Andrew and Betsy.
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