Brief: Liberty Power Recognized by U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Liberty Power, the nation’s largest independent retail electric supplier, was selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) as the recipient of the 2013 Minority Retail Energy Firm of the Year Award. Liberty Power was one of 12 organizations recognized during National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Their award was part of the Minority-Owned Firms category; the other two categories were the Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award and the Champions of Minority Business Development. The Minority Retail Energy Firm Award is presented to the minority-owned firm   that has achieved notable success in providing quality products and services resulting in the improvement of the environment, proficiency, and customer satisfaction. David Hernandez, Liberty Power’s CEO, accepted the award during a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C. “These award recipients are pillars in their communities who help create jobs and keep our nation competitive in the global economy,” said David A. Hinson, MBDA National Director. “MBDA and the U.S. Department of Commerce are pleased to honor these outstanding leaders and firms and the entrepreneurial spirit they embody and promote.”