Christopher Dawson – Our Founder
FOUNDER & ACTING CEO, DAWSON
CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER, HAWAIIAN NATIVE CORPORATION
Christopher Dawson is the Founder & Acting Chief Executive Officer of DAWSON and the Chairman & Founder of the Hawaiian Native Corporation (HNC), DAWSON’s parent organization. Recognized as an industry trailblazer in Native and Small Business Contracting with the U.S. Federal Government, Christopher leads DAWSON’s integrated business strategy, drawing on more than three decades of experience launching companies and positioning them for growth.
Christopher founded the DAWSON Companies in Honolulu in 1994 as Dawson Environmental Services. With the goal of bettering the environment and making a difference in his home community, he started out as a solo entrepreneur providing soil remediation services throughout Hawaii. Since 1994, he has grown DAWSON into a global business enterprise that now provides Environmental, Construction, Logistics, IT/Cyber Solutions, and Health services to the U.S. Military/DoD and other U.S. Federal agencies worldwide.
More than 25 years after founding DAWSON, Christopher remains driven by the principle of being in business to make a difference. As a Native Hawaiian social entrepreneur, he is committed to principally benefitting the Native Hawaiian community through the work of the Hawaiian Native Corporation (HNC), a nonprofit community impact organization funded by the economic engines of the DAWSON subsidiaries.