Hortensi Albertini, Owner of Global LT, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Northwest Ohio Award Winner

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Global LT, a leading provider of Language & Cultural Training, Translation and Expatriate Destination Services, today announced that Hortensia Albertini, Owner and President, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award in the Services category.

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Global LT, a leading provider of Language & Cultural Training, Translation and Expatriate Destination Services, today announced that Hortensia Albertini, Owner and President, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award in the Services category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Hortensia Albertini was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the MGM Grand on June 9, 2011.

“I am truly blessed by not only the nomination, but the honor of being selected as an award winner,” says Hortensia Albertini, Owner and President of Global LT. “I have always put my trust in my work and my dedicated team has gotten me to 32- years. So this honor is for all of us at Global LT and to the communities and people we have given back to.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year’s national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

As a Michigan and Northwest Ohio award winner, Hortensia Albertini is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

Sponsors:
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In Michigan and Northwest Ohio, sponsors include Charter One, Foley & Lardner LLP., Smart Business, University of Michigan – Dearborn, Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business, Hermanoff Public Relations and News/Talk 760 WJR Radio.

Global LT:
Founded in 1979, Global LT is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Global LT is a world renowned provider of language training, cultural training, translations and expatriate destination services with representatives in Boston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London, and Shanghai. Global LT is a member of the National Minority Business Development Council (NMBDC), The Association of Language Companies (ALCUS), American Translators Association (ATA) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). To learn more visit http://www.Global-LT.com for more information or call + 1.888.645.5881

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®:
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About Ernst & Young:
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

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