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Liberty Power CEO and co-founder David Hernandez is honored to be featured in a special section of Latino Leaders magazine as one of the “Top 10 Latinos in Energy.”
Here’s an excerpt:
David Hernandez – CEO, Liberty Power
In his capacity as CEO of Liberty Power, David Hernandez, who co-founded the company in 2001, has helped build it from a small startup to become among the largest Hispanic-owned energy companies in the United States, and the first minority-owned retail electric provider to have a national footprint.
“We’re helping support and empower the community that I believe brings a great deal of promise to this country, and that is the Latino community,” Hernandez said.
In recognition of these efforts, Hernandez was awarded with the 2013 “Businessman of the Year Award” from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). Additionally, the company awarded a total of $20,000 in 2013 to three college students to assist their pursuits toward a career in energy and the environment. The scholarships were a part of the company’s inaugural Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship Program.
“Our slogan is ‘Powerful together,’” Hernandez said. “And so, we think that we are advantaged just given our Latino roots and heritage to work closely together, to be humble – we work for people that are humble, hungry and smart and that are looking to partner with our customers and with our suppliers to be powerful together.”