Hugh Grunden wins Icon Honors Award

The Daily Record selected Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities, as an Icon Honors Award recipient. “It is truly rewarding to be recognized amongst such distinguished leaders who work diligently to make Maryland a great place to work and live,” stated Grunden.

Established in 2017, Icon Honors recognizes Maryland business leaders, over the age of 60, for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership within and outside their fields. The honorees have moved their businesses and the state of Maryland forward by growing jobs and making a difference in the community. Under Hugh’s direction, Easton Utilities has become a competitive, multi-service provider committed to customer satisfaction, solving rural broadband issues in Talbot County, encouraging the use of renewable energy and resource conservation, and maintaining critical infrastructure for reliability.

“Sustained leadership and integrity are just two of many ways to describe this year’s Icon Honors recipients. They have withstood the whims and caprices of the moment to build what is lasting and durable,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of The Daily Record. “We at The Daily Record are proud to honor their impressive record of accomplishment, leadership and vision. Congratulations to the honorees.”