Lifetime Achievement Award

George W. “Sandy” Mayo

George W. “Sandy” Mayo

George W. “Sandy” Mayo has served as General Counsel for the Memorial Fund since 1987. During that time, Mr. Mayo has provided vital legal and strategic counsel to the Memorial Fund, all on a pro bono basis. He has helped draft and obtain Congressional passage of several major pieces of legislation, including: authorization of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial; issuance of more than 140,000 commemorative silver dollars to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers and their families; and authorization of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

Mr. Mayo has also been responsible for drafting the major governance documents, contracts and policy statements for the Memorial Fund, as well as helping us navigate the complex web of regulatory and legal requirements that are unique to organizations building monuments and museums in our Nation’s Capital.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Mayo has been an attorney and senior partner at Hogan Lovells, a Washington, DC-based law firm. He was the firm’s Managing Partner of Operations and General Counsel prior to his retirement last year. While an expert in the fields of commercial and insurance litigation and transportation law, Mr. Mayo has always donated a generous portion of his time and talents to a number of nonprofit causes.

In addition to serving as General Counsel to the Memorial Fund, Mr. Mayo has also served on the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the Earth Conservation Corps and the Deafness Research Foundation. Mr. Mayo retired as our General Counsel after 25 years of distinguished and highly valued service.