Christopher P. Luning was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Aqua America, Inc. in May 2012. He is the company’s chief legal counsel and oversees and provides strategic direction for the company’s legal, human resources, internal audit, and safety departments. Luning provides direction on all parent company and its subsidiary matters, including corporate governance and board matters.
Previously, he held the position of vice president, corporate development and was responsible for leading the Aqua America’s corporate development activities, contributing to the company tripling its customer base in the previous 10-year period.
Luning joined Aqua America in 2003 as assistant general counsel and in 2005 was promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel. Throughout his tenure, Luning has worked closely with the corporate development team in negotiating and closing numerous acquisitions and other growth ventures.
Prior to joining Aqua America, Luning worked at Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., an NYSE-traded home builder, where he served as legal counsel responsible for obtaining entitlements to construct and maintain communities in Southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Luning earned his B.S. business/political science from Albright College and his J.D. in 1993 from Villanova University, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is on the Board of Surrey Services for Seniors, a Board member for the affiliate, Surrey at the Hickman, and is an advisor for the “Friends at Exton Park.”