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In the Elite Company of
2013 WOY Finalists

April 5, 2013

Staff — HispanicBusiness.com

While high-ranking female executives from social media companies seem to be getting all the press, the nine finalists for the 2013 HispanicBusiness Woman of the Year have been quietly and successfully leading their companies.

Often these executives founded their own companies, taking the seed of an idea and with hard work growing it into a business that generates millions in revenues and employs hundreds, if not thousands, of people. They are just as qualified as the executives who oversee major public companies, they just don't have a team of publicists.

Selecting the Woman of the Year is always a difficult task because there are many well-qualified entrepreneurs, but this group has risen above the field. This year, HispanicBusiness editorial staff decided to feature small-business entrepreneurs. We are confident you’ll be reading a lot more about these finalists in the years to come.

Livia Whisenhunt
Livia Whisenhunt
Founder, President & CEO
PS Energy Group
Dunwoody, GA

Livia Whisenhunt, president, CEO and founder of PS Energy Group, has more than 25 years of experience in purchasing and marketing fuels for transportation and production. She has been instrumental in spearheading and executing most of PS Energy’s major milestones and is responsible for setting the company's strategic direction and leading its growth.

Under Ms. Whisenhunt’s leadership, PS Energy Group, with annual revenues in excess of $165 million and 40 employees in 2011, won the Administrator's Award for Excellence from the U.S. Small Business Administration for five consecutive years and received the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review Board.

Ms. Whisenhunt has won numerous awards, including being named the Small Business Person of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and Southeast Wholesale Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. In addition, she was the recipient of the Entrepreneur Blueprint Award by Atlanta’s Women Looking Ahead magazine and the Innovator of the Year Catalyst Award by Business to Business magazine.

She has served on numerous boards and committees, including the board of directors of Zoo Atlanta and Camp Twin Lakes, and the board of councilors for the Carter Center.

Past WOY Winners

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