The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania will honor Nicholas DeBenedictis, chief executive of Aqua America Inc., as its Citizen of the Year on Thursday.

The award, presented at a breakfast meeting at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, will recognize DeBenedictis' support for the Red Cross. DeBenedictis has headed the Bryn Mawr water utility for 18 years.    - Andrew Maykuth