Donald J. Hays – President and CEO of Hays Utility South Corporation.
Don and wife Cynthia have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Don considers himself a native Houstonian and currently lives and works in Spring.
Don grew up in the business and started working with his parents, Ann and Jerry in the 1970’s during the summers between school. He joined the firm full time in 1977 following his education from Sam Houston and North Texas State Universities. Mr. Hays acquired Double B certification in water and wastewater operations and managed the Technical Services and Operations Department at Hays Utility Service Corporation for 8 years. He was appointed President of Hays Utility Service Corporation in 1999. As the business grew, a company reorganization in 2004 created Hays Utility North and Hays Utility South Corporation(s) with Don heading up the new South Company. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Harris County MUD #82 as Secretary.
He loves outdoor activities, fishing, hunting and particularly golf. He spends time working on his farm in the Montgomery area as well as travel with wife Cynthia and extended motorcycle trips with his biker buddies.
Providing operating and management service to 35 Utility Districts, he has led the company to become one of the most respected water and wastewater service providers in North Harris and Montgomery Counties.