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Nevada Power Company Partners with the Asian Chamber of Commerce to Celebrate Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month

May 20, 2008

Community Leadership 101: Voices From the Asian American Community

Media Contact: Chelsie Campbell, Phone: (702) 367-5252

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevada Power will host a special program for its employees titled  Community Leadership 101: Voices From the Asian American Community on Friday, May 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nevada Power's main office (6226 W. Sahara Ave.).

The Asian Chamber of Commerce and Nevada Power are proud to host this special program in conjunction with Asian Pacific-American month. The event will feature a panel of Asian leaders from the Las Vegas community who will share information on how they prepared themselves to become successful, balancing career and family, and discuss challenges they faced that made them who they are today.

The event will be moderated by Derek S. Uehara, Director, Asian Chamber of Commerce and special guest panelists will include:

Wayne Tanaka– Retired Educator, Honorary Consul General of Japan in Las Vegas
Dee, Mallas– Partner, First Asian Bank
Gerri Schroder - Councilwoman, City of Henderson
Bessy Lee-Oh– CEO/Publisher of the new Asian American magazine called The Big A
Hetty Chang - Reporter, KVBC Channel 3

More than 100 employees are expected to attend the panel discussion.

"Diversity is one of our company's core values. Our employees therefore appreciate and understand the importance of living and working in a diverse community,"said Michael Yackira, president and CEO of Sierra Pacific Resources, parent company of Nevada Power."Events such as these promote an environment of inclusion and provide an opportunity to learn from others."

Nevada Power Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the distribution, transmission, generation, purchase and sale of electric energy in the southern Nevada communities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Searchlight, Laughlin and their adjoining areas. The Company also provides electricity to Nellis Air Force Base, the Department of Energy at Mercury and Jackass Flats at the Nevada Test Site. Nevada Power Company provides electricity to approximately 815,000 residential and business customers in a 4,500 square mile service area.