VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - January 22, 2016 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), a leading international tax preparation franchise, recently named business leader and international speaker and author Laura Contreras Rowe to lead growth efforts in the Hispanic market as Chief Operating Officer of its SiempreTax+ brand.
Laura is charged with adding franchise locations, empowering Hispanic entrepreneurs and developing strategic partnerships that will secure SiempreTax+'s position as a brand leader in the fast-growing Hispanic market. SiempreTax+ was launched in late 2014 to provide reliable and trusted tax preparation plus a wide array of services to Hispanic consumers.
"We are pleased to have Laura on the Liberty team," said John T. Hewitt, CEO and Founder of Liberty Tax Service and a nationally recognized name in the tax return preparation and accounting world. "Laura's track record in real estate and her ability to inspire future leaders ensures that SiempreTax+ will continue to expand and provide much-needed services to Hispanic customers."
Laura brings to SiempreTax+ a proven track record as a top-selling realtor and franchise developer. She recently worked with Keller Williams Realty, selling close to $200 million in real estate. Laura is also an author and motivational speaker, who has addressed audiences around the world with a message of self-empowerment and hope. Her passion is to serve the Hispanic community, and she shares stories of positive role models in her award-winning book, Aim High: Extraordinary Stories of Hispanic and Latina Women.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is one of the fastest-growing tax preparation franchises and has prepared almost 20 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,300 offices and online. Liberty Tax's online services are available through eSmart Tax, Liberty Online and DIY Tax, and are all backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax locations and its nationwide network of approximately 35,000 seasonal tax preparers. Liberty Tax also supports local communities with fundraising endeavors and contributes as a national sponsor for many charitable causes. For a more in-depth look, visit Liberty Tax Service and interact with Liberty Tax on Twitter and Facebook.
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