Under Deidre Helberg’s visionary leadership, Helberg Electrical Supply LLC has grown from an East-coast-centered firm into a leading national provider of technology- based electrical solutions, with project capability across the US. During her time as President of Helberg Electrical Supply, Deidre has won City, State and Federal contracts throughout the country. Deidre has added power generation, smart grid products, and services, while conserving natural resources through equipment that supports renewable energy (solar and wind) products which has enhanced the firm’s product and service offerings. Ms. Helberg founded Helberg Electrical Supply in May of 2003. As president and Chief Executive Officer of Helberg Electrical Supply LLC (HES), she leads the firm’s development and implementation of long-range programs and policies. Deidre’s strengths are strong entrepreneurial skills, a passion for learning and building outstanding organizations, leveraging her superior networking skills, innovative approaches to her thinking-outside-of-the-box attitude, Lean Leadership, and a sharp eye for quality products and future market trends. A nationally recognized expert in electrical supply aimed at improving infrastructure, Deidre shook up the industry by transitioning HES from an electrical product supplier to a specialty distributor focused on power generation, power distribution, lighting, and sustainable products. She has built close relationships with quality manufacturers in the firm’s niche market. Over the course of her career, Deidre has been invited to speak at events, received many honors and awards, and also served on numerous industry committees on the state and national levels, including a citation from Nassau County Legislature. After Ernst & Young selected her to participate in their first Entrepreneur Access Network program, they also featured Deidre in their “Who’s putting the “new” in New York City” Campaign. More recently she has also been highlighted by City & State Above and Beyond as 1 of the top 50 Women who are improving New York. As Deidre continues to run the business, she is also active in her community, serving currently as the founder of the U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses and as a member of the Nassau County Steering Committee. As a fourth-generation entrepreneur, Deidre’s tenacity and resilience not only motivates her own success in business but empowered her to be the founder of a national organization to help other black women business owners. She formerly served as the President of the New York Metro Area for the National Association of Black Women in Construction and as a board member of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce. Deidre is motivated to support other business owners and influence her community on an economic level with her years of experience and hard work, with the goal of changing their lives for the better.