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Laura Schriver, President and CEO of Language Services Associates, is Named Minority Business Leader by the Philadelphia Business Journal
Schriver is recognized for her community involvement, professional accomplishments and proven leadership skills

Willow Grove, Pa. (August 10, 2009)Language Services Associates (LSA) is excited to announce that President and CEO, Laura Schriver, has been selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the region’s minority business leaders in their inaugural Minority Business Leaders Awards Program.  Schriver was one of 29 honorees recognized by the Business Journal

“I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Schriver.  “I am looking forward to meeting the rest of Philadelphia’s minority business leaders at the upcoming awards ceremony.”

Before forming LSA in 1991, Schriver was a distinguished court Interpreter for the 38th Judicial District of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania.  Under the leadership of Laura and her management team, LSA has seen unprecedented growth.  Today, almost 20 years since its inception, LSA is a proven leader in the language services industry with more than 130 employees, a network of 5,000 global Linguists and an astounding growth rate of 65% in 2008.

The winners of the Minority Business Leaders Award will be recognized at a special breakfast on Thursday, September 24, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.  The nominees will also be profiled in a special supplement of the Business Journal on Friday, September 25.

About Language Services Associates
Since 1991, LSA has been helping people communicate with their non-English speaking population in a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, utilities, insurance and financial services.  Founded by Laura K. T. Schriver, LSA is committed to providing innovative technology solutions, including real-time reporting capabilities and Video Remote Interpretation (VRI) services.  With a network of more than 5,000 global Linguists, LSA offers translation and interpretation services in 230 languages.  The company delivers a full suite of premium language-based solutions, including Telephone Interpreting (TI), On-Site Interpreting, VRI, Translation and Localization, American Sign Language (ASL) and Intercultural Consulting.  For more information on LSA, please call 1-800-305-9673 or visit us on the Web at www.lsaweb.com.