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American Water President and CEO Honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Most Admired CEO

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that its president and CEO Susan Hardwick was recently recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Most Admired CEO. She is part of the 2022 class that includes 26 individuals from 25 Greater Philadelphia businesses.

According to the publication, these top executives – all of which have the title of chief executive officer, executive director or president – have demonstrated agility and ingenuity in leading their respective companies, spanning a wide range of industries, from life sciences to food and beverage to higher education.

With over 35 years of experience and a strong reputation for excellence, Hardwick’s effectiveness in consistently driving results and achieving business goals has set an example for the entire organization. She has made her mark at American Water and throughout the utility industry, not just through her proven financial expertise and experience, but through her strategic thinking, broad business expertise and leadership capabilities. She upholds the company strategies and values and successfully drives toward outstanding service for customers and communities as well as the investment community.

The Philadelphia Business Journal will recognize these leaders at a live event at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia on Dec. 8. They will also be profiled in a special print edition of the paper on Dec. 9.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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