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Easton Utilities Names John Horner as Incoming President and CEO

Maryland public power utility Easton Utilities has named John Horner, Jr. as its next President and CEO, succeeding Hugh Grunden who retires on July 1.

“John’s extensive knowledge in the energy/utility sector, strong business acumen, and exceptional leadership skills made him the ideal choice to lead Easton Utilities into the next chapter,” said W.W. “Buck” Duncan, Chairman of the Easton Utilities Commission, in a statement.

Horner currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Easton Utilities.

His focus has been on the oversight of daily operational activities, project management and providing leadership to the multi-disciplinary teams in the organization.

He was instrumental in securing the substantial grant funding of approximately $30 million needed for the Connect Talbot project to extend broadband to all unserved residents in Talbot County.

Horner has over 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Easton Utilities in 2016 he was the director of northeast regional electric operations and director of distribution system operations (gas and electric) for BGE.

Easton Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit utility and telecommunications company operating the Electric, Natural Gas, Water, Wastewater, Cable Television, and Internet services for the Town of Easton and portions of the surrounding area.

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