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2020's Most Innovative Corporate Leader for Minority Business Enterprise

Korey Gray adds a special dimension to DC Water’s inclusive corporate culture.
Korey R. Gray, Director of Compliance and Business Development, DC Water

Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) is pleased and proud to honor Korey R. Gray, Director of Compliance and Business Development for DC Water, our nation’s capital water and wastewater supplier, as our 2020 “Most Innovative Corporate Leader of the Year.”

DC Water distributes drinking water and collects and treats wastewater for more than 672,000 residents and 17.8 million annual visitors in the District of Columbia. DC Water also provides wholesale wastewater treatment services for 1.6 million people in Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George’s County, Maryland; Fairfax County, Virginia and
Loudoun County, Virginia.

To distribute drinking water, DC Water operates more than 1,350 miles of pipes, four pumping stations, five reservoirs, four elevated water storage tanks, 43,860 valves, and 9,500 public hydrants. To collect wastewater, DC Water operates 1,800 miles of sanitary and combined sewers, 22 flow-metering stations, and nine off-site wastewater pumping stations. To treat wastewater, DC Water operates the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the world.

As Director of Compliance and Business Development, Korey’s role is to create a path for minority- and women-owned business inclusion throughout the massive water utility, while tracking their progress and actual results.

Per Wayne Frazier, MWMCA’s President: “Korey Gray adds a special dimension to DC Water’s inclusive corporate culture. He is a new millennial leader that backs up commitments with boots on the ground in the form of certified minority and women business enterprises and local, small firms having the ability to compete and win DC Water contracts. To enhance the effectiveness of DC Water’s Business Development Plan and with his intentional and aggressive inclusionary behavior, Korey’s office has direct, independent access to the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, David L. Gadis, for better results. In addition, Korey was instrumental in launching DC Water’s Apprenticeship Program, a multi-trade training program focusing on local DC talent. All corporations that provide products and services to the general public could use a Korey R. Gray to represent them so that minority inclusion is realized and taken seriously.”  Thanks, Korey for being dedicated and committed!”

Contact Information:
Korey R. Gray
Director of Enterprise Programs
DC Water
Korey.gray@dcwater.com
202-787-2704

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