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Liberty Power: National Hispanic Professional Organization (NHPO) gives Liberty Power CEO David Hernandez its Annual “National Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year Award”
Houston – On September 7, 2006 – Before a gathering of over 300 Hispanic business and civic leaders at The Magic Island restaurant in Houston, the National Hispanic Professional Organization awarded Liberty Power CEO and Co–Founder David Hernandez its Annual National Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year award.
The National Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to Hispanic professionals who have “met challenges with success and who have made a difference in the Hispanic business community,” said Ben Mendez, President of the NHPO. “We chose to honor David because of his great success in such a short time. After being laid off from Enron, he and his partners built a company that surpassed $100 million in revenue in 2005 after just four years of operations. Furthermore, by establishing the Liberty Power Foundation, David has proven that he has not forgotten his Hispanic roots,” said Mendez.
The NHPO is a networking, non–profit, membership–based organization that provides a myriad of educational seminars and professional development training to foster and promote self improvement, professional advancement and personal achievement. The award was presented at the event by J.R. Gonzales, former President of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and currently President of JRG Communications.
“It is an honor to receive this award and I do so, on behalf of my partners, our employees and above all, our customers. At Liberty Power, we have a team of humble, hungry and smart people who are proving that competition and opportunity, especially in the electricity markets, mean goods things to consumers,” said Hernandez, “The NHPO is a great organization for professionals, small business owners and corporate entrepreneurs alike, and we look forward to continuing our support of them and their mission.”
Hernandez was also recently chosen by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Businessman of the Year for Region VI. Last year he was named the 2005 Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year by Hispanic Business magazine and was chosen as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 by Hispanic Business magazine.
About Liberty Power
Liberty Power is the only national, minority–owned retail electric provider in the United States, and is certified and licensed by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, the New York State Public Service Commission, the Maryland Public Service Commission, and the District of Columbia Public Service Commission and by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The company is also GSA, SBA, and SBA–8A certified. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Power supplies electricity to over 20,000 small and medium–sized businesses in Texas, New York, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Liberty Power also provides energy to numerous Fortune 500 companies, as well as to various governmental agencies, such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, Linens ´n Things, New York Life and Wal–Mart.
A privately held company, Liberty Power is also one of the fastest growing independent retail electric providers in the country, surpassing $100 million in revenue in 2005 after just four years of operations. Liberty Power CEO David Hernandez was named Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year by Hispanic Business magazine in 2005, and was recently named Businessman of the Year for Region VI by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Liberty Power is a registered trademark of Liberty Power Corp. LLC. Liberty Power Corp. – encompassing Liberty Power Holdings LLC, Liberty Power Maryland LLC, Liberty Power District of Columbia LLC, and LPT LLC dba LPT SP LLC – is certified and licensed by the Public Utilities/Service Commissions of: CA, CT, DC, DE, IL, ME, MD (IR793), MA (CS-057) MI, NJ (ESL-0001), NY, OH, PA, RI, TX (10118) and VA; and is licensed and certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.