Minister of Transportation and Works
Member for Grand Falls-Windsor – Buchans
Al Hawkins has had an extensive career as an educator, in business and in community involvement. Born and raised in Twillingate, he studied at Memorial University and received a BA (Ed) and a BA. He then spent 28 years as a teacher and administrator.
Following his time in the education profession, Mr. Hawkins embarked on a business career. He worked for eight years as the executive director of a US-based software company, spearheaded the startup and expansion of a regional call centre operation, and spent time as a mortgage consultant in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Mr. Hawkins has been involved in municipal politics since 1993, serving time as a town councilor and more recently, as the mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor. He has volunteered for many causes and has served on numerous boards over the years, including time as president of the Exploits Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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