On July 20, 2021, Stock and Leader was honored to be the sponsor and presenter of this year’s York County Economic Alliance Business Achievement award presented to Jeff Hines, retired CEO and President of The York Water Company (YWC).
Stock and Leader Attorney Ron Hershner shared his remarks during the awards presentation:
‘Jeff joins an impressive list of recipients of this award and a quick scan of that list reminds us of how many great local businesses and institutions we have lost over the past few decades. And this is why I think this award recognizes both Jeff and The YWC – America’s oldest investor owned utility.
We are fortunate to have a business, especially a utility, such as The YWC here in York, where the leaders live and work among us and the decisions are made locally. We should value and support these great institutions.
The speakers this evening offered plenty of reasons why Jeff is so deserving of this award for business achievement. I believe there are four components to business leadership, and Jeff exemplifies them all:
- Jeff significantly increased shareholder value while assuring safe and reliable water and wastewater services
- Jeff was dedicated to the safety and well-being of the Company’s employees
- Jeff was committed to unrivaled service to the Company’s customers
- Jeff generously supported the community with his time, leadership and financial support
These four elements are the hallmark of great business leaders:
Unrivaled service to customers or clients
Dedication to the welfare of employees
Support of the community you serve
As a Partner of Stock and Leader and proud Solicitor of YCEA it is my honor to present the Business Achievement Award to a great business and community leader – Jeff Hines!’