Aqua America’s Chris Franklin Named 2017 Most Admired CEO by Philadelphia Business Journal
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Aqua America President and CEO
“Chris is modernizing what has been generally known as a very traditional industry,” said Aqua Board Chairman
As CEO, Franklin has set his sights on being a leader in solving the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure problem across Aqua’s eight-state footprint. In Chris’ two and a half years at the helm, Aqua has welcomed 20,000 new customers and invested about
Franklin is also taking a closer look at internal practices and communication initiatives. The company embarked on a core values exploration and is using the findings to enhance company culture. It also unveiled a new employee safety campaign, and began using innovative internal communications tactics to open the lines of communication and access between all levels of leadership and employees. His work on diversity and inclusion was recognized by the Forum of Executive Women and 2020 Women on Boards.
“It’s an honor to be recognized among this incredible group of CEOs,” Franklin said. “I must give credit to the entire team of professional men and women who help me protect and provide Earth’s most essential resource in the communities we’re fortunate to serve.”
The Most Admired CEO award recognizes Philadelphia’s most dynamic business leaders with a strong record of innovation in their field, outstanding financial performance, a commitment to quality, a strong vision, a commitment to diversity in the workplace and contributions to the
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