HAL FURMAN
Chairman and Managing Director
The Furman Group, Inc.

For over thirty years, Mr. Furman has been at the nexus of public policy, law, and politics. He applies his diverse and unique experiences to providing his clients with winning advice and strategies. A leader in developing innovative financing solutions involving both private and government financing for the development of water, wastewater, and other infrastructure projects throughout the United States and internationally, Mr. Furman is a nationally recognized water policy expert.

Mr. Furman began his career as Legislative Counsel to United States Senator Paul Laxalt and specialized in matters related to natural resources and the environment. In 1982, President Reagan appointed Mr. Furman to be Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, where he served as the principal water policy adviser to three Secretaries of the Interior.

Prior to founding The Furman Group in 1992, Mr. Furman was a partner in the Washington D.C office of an international law firm. Here, he was a senior member of the firm’s government relations and infrastructure finance groups. Mr. Furman has a wide range of campaign experience including his own run for the United States Senate in Nevada in 1994. Mr. Furman has served many roles for various campaigns, where he has gained invaluable experience and built a strong political network.

Additionally, Mr. Furman recently served as the Executive Director of the New Water Supply Coalition, a U.S. based advocacy group comprised of some of the nation’s largest water utilities. During his tenure, Mr. Furman designed and directed the Coalition’s lobbying initiative, oversaw an extensive public relations campaign, and served as the media spokesman.

Mr. Furman graduated with a political science degree from the University of Sothern California and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Law Center.

In addition to his role as Chairman and Managing Director of The Furman Group, Mr. Furman serves on both the Board of Trustees for the Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute and the Board of Directors for the Dui Hua Foundation.