Compiled by Anna Politano, Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives
Amy Blunck is the Communications Director at Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association in Fort Collins, CO, and previously worked at Pella Cooperative Electric in Pella, Iowa where she first “drank the co-op Kool-Aid.”
Interests, Background & Education: Amy is originally from St. Joseph, MO and has lived in Iowa and now Colorado. She holds a Communications degree from William Penn University and a Master’s in Nonfiction Writing and Publications from Regis University. Aside from loving her work at the co-op, Amy enjoys running half marathons, hunting, hiking in the beautiful Rockies, snow skiing, wakeboarding and hanging out with her husband Adam.
Jennifer Boeck is the Vice President of Communications at People’s Electric Cooperative (PEC) in Ada, OK. She has been with the cooperative for 16 years in a full-time capacity.
Interests, Background & Education: Following her graduation from Texas Woman’s University (Denton, TX) and a brief teaching career in business education, Jennifer re-joined the co-op family as PEC’s Director of Public Relations in 1999. She later moved into the role of Director of Marketing where she would remain until 2003 at which time she advanced to her current position. She enjoys summer pool time with her family, and participating in church and community events as a gospel and country music entertainer alongside her husband Jonathan of 20 years.
Kim Bonner is the Communications Specialist at Tri-County EMC in Gray, GA. Kim joined Tri-County EMC in 2011 after working at the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and Southern Living magazine in Birmingham, Alabama.
Interests, Background & Education: A native of Albany, Georgia, Kim graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Kim’s hobbies include running, live music, hunting for antiques and cooking. She lives in Macon, Georgia and attends Mulberry United Methodist Church.
Priscilla Lawson is the Communications Specialist with Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Chase City, VA and has been with the cooperative for 16 years.
Interests, Background & Education: Priscilla received her undergraduate degree in Marketing Communications from Mary Baldwin College and earned her Master of Business Administration from Averett University in 2010. Priscilla enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, boating, and riding her motorcycle.
Brittany Marsh is the Communication Specialist at Victoria Electric Cooperative in Victoria, TX. She has been with the cooperative for 3 years.
Interests, Background & Education: Brittany graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. Her hobbies include learning and trying new things, experiencing new foods, being creative and enjoying time with her husband and young children.
Greg Mullis is the Senior Vice President, VP of Energy Services at Tri-County EMC in Gray, GA. He joined the cooperative in 1991 as a Member Service Representative.
Interests, Background & Education: A native of Eastman, Georgia, Greg graduated from Mercer University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Greg's hobbies include golf, photography, and music. Since 1998, he has toured the southeast with The Grapevine, an oldies rock band. Greg’s wife Lisa is a music teacher. They have two children, McKenzie (17) and Matthew (13).
Connie Potts is the Consumer Information Specialist at Duck River Electric Membership Corp. headquartered in Shelbyville, TN. She has been with the cooperative for 17 years.
Interests, Background & Education: Connie graduated from Columbia State Community College with an Associate’s degree and Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She joined the cooperative in 1998 as an energy clerk and was later named Consumer Information Specialist assuming the duties associated with communications and marketing. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Shawn Powelson is currently the Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications at Wheatland Electric in Scott City, KS.
Interests, Background & Education: Originally from Garnett, (Eastern KS) he currently resides in Scott City (Western KS) with his wife and three children. Shawn graduated with a business/communications degree from Mid America Nazarene University. He is a total sports nut. Shawn is a diehard fan of the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and the Colorado Avalanche. When not working for Wheatland, Shawn helps out on the family farm and tends to his own small farming operation.
Claire Sellers is the Member Relations Specialist at Duck River Electric Membership Corporation in Shelbyville, TN. She has been with the cooperative for six months. Prior to working at Duck River EMC, Claire worked at Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative for a year and half.
Interests, Background & Education: Claire graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Public Relations. She is currently working on her M.A. in Corporate Communications and will graduate in May 2016. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.
Abbey Sprague is the Communications and Marketing Coordinator at Midland Power Cooperative in Jefferson, IA. She joined Midland Power Cooperative in 2009 as the leader of the co-op’s communications efforts.
Interests, Background & Education: Abbey has a degree in Commercial Art from Des Moines Area Community College. She started her career in the newspaper industry doing pagination and graphic design before moving on to create marketing campaigns and designs for the world’s leading manufacturer of central vacuum systems. Her proudest achievement to date, however, is her two-year-old daughter, and she loves spending time with family and friends.
Renee Tritten is the Communication Specialist at Central Electric Cooperative in Parker, PA. She has been with the cooperative since January 2013.
Interests, Background & Education: Renee graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science and a master’s degree in Communication Studies. Her hobbies include traveling, spending time outdoors, reading and enjoying time with friends and family.
Lorrell Walter is the manager of public relations and marketing at High West Energy in Pine Bluffs, WY.
Interests, Background & Education: A California native, she lived in Upstate New York for 13 years prior to moving to Wyoming two years ago. Lorrell is a graduate of the University of California, Davis; she has a degree in Communication and a minor in Animal Science. In her spare time, Lorrell enjoys volunteering in her community. She is on the board of directors for the Riverside Discovery Center, Kiwanis and the Air Force Association and serves as a leader for her daughter's Girl Scout troop. She is also very active on the public relations and military committees for Cheyenne Frontier Days, the world's largest outdoor rodeo.
Robin Vogt is the director of public relations at SEDC in Atlanta, GA.
Interest, Background & Education: Robin Vogt grew up on a cooperative’s lines in South Mississippi but never fully understood or appreciated the role cooperatives play in their communities until Hurricane Katrina wiped out her hometown in 2005. Driving from Atlanta, Georgia, to Pass Christian, Mississippi, just days after the storm, she fell into a long convoy of several hundred trucks heading south – all of which had cooperative logos on their doors, poles strapped to their tops, and spare transformers stacked in every available space. She had worked in the cooperative world for three years, but that day a light bulb went off, so to speak, and she understood what it means to be a part of the cooperative family. Now celebrating 13 years at SEDC, working with and for cooperatives, she knows she doesn’t want to work with any other family.