Aqua Pennsylvania announced that President Marc Lucca has been elected to the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s board of directors. Lucca was one of five newly elected directors selected to serve the board at the group’s annual membership meeting.
The Pennsylvania Chamber is the largest broad-based business association in the state, with nearly 10,000 member businesses. The group advocates on behalf of members to promote private sector job creation and business-friendly public policy in the state capitol.
“I’m honored to have been appointed to the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s board of directors,” said Lucca. “I am a strong believer in, and advocate for, the private sector in our state, having witnessed over the course of my career the positive impact that private business can have on customers and communities. I look forward to working cooperatively with other business leaders to contribute to the economic prosperity of our commonwealth.”
Aqua America Chairman and CEO Chris Franklin said the connection between economic prosperity and strong infrastructure makes Lucca a good fit."
“Marc is an excellent choice for this seat,” said Franklin. “So much of the economy depends on infrastructure, and particularly utility infrastructure. Marc’s expansive utility and engineering background is a great asset. Additionally, Marc has served on the boards of the Main Line Chamber in southeastern Pennsylvania as well as the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania. The combination of his experience will serve the chamber and its constituents well.”
Lucca has served as president of Aqua Pennsylvania since 2016 and is responsible for the utility’s overall operations including distribution, production, water treatment and quality, water resources, and maintenance and construction throughout the commonwealth. Previously, Lucca was Aqua’s vice president of network and vice president of production. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Drexel University, a Master of Science in engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering technology from Temple University. Lucca is a licensed professional engineer and also sits on the board of directors of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce.