Smeal Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award
Honors a graduate alumnus whose career achievements have brought distinction to Smeal and whose commitment of time, talent, and resources has been key to enhancing the prestige of the college.
2013 Award Recipient: Scott Asplundh '82 M.B.A.
Asplundh is the chief executive officer for Asplundh Tree Expert Company, which is headquartered in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, with operations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. The company employs approximately 25,000 people. Previously, Asplundh held the position of president from 2001-2010. During his college years, Asplundh worked on various crews, where he gained field management expertise with assignments in Pennsylvania. He was one of the first “third generation” family members to participate in the Asplundh Family Management Development Program, which led him to work in Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri and Kansas. In 1980, Scott joined his family owned and operated business as a full-time employee. In 1989, he was elected vice president and was involved in establishing Asplundh as a leader in the utility construction and vegetation business. Scott attended St. Lawrence University in New York, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics. Scott and his wife Hali reside in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania and have two grown children, Madeleine and Jared.