Hostetler Earns Top Finance Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 16, 2007 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) vice president of finance and risk management Joseph Hostetler has been named one of the nation’s top 350 professionals in treasury and finance by the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP).

Hostetler was selected from among 100,000 finance professionals nationwide.

Selection was based on strict criteria including knowledge of corporate finance, treasury management and financial reporting. In addition, all candidates were required to have earned the Certified Treasury Professional/Certified Cash Manager designation as proof of industry knowledge.

2007 marks the fourth consecutive year that Hostetler has earned the designation.

Hostetler joined the utility in 1987 as accounting supervisor and was promoted to his current position in 1988. He holds an accounting degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from Rollins College.

About AFP
AFP is a professional organization for business financial managers. It provides training, certification and other professional development services to its members. AFP is an advocate for financial professionals and lobbies for improved industry standards and systems. The organization also publishes AFP Exchange, a bimonthly magazine. AFP has more than 14,000 members in the U.S.

About KUA
Founded in 1901, KUA (
www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836
cgent@kua.com