Compiled by Marybeth Wilson, NRECA


Kim Gardner is the Communications Specialist at North Central Electric Cooperative in Attica, OH. She has been with the cooperative for five years.

Interests, Background & Education: Kim graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications. Her hobbies include traveling, camping and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.


Jeremy Tucker joined Delaware Electric Cooperative in November of 2011 as Director of Marketing and Communications.

Interests, Background & Education: Jeremy currently oversees all internal and external communications and marketing at the company, while also serving as the Cooperative’s spokesperson.  From 2007 until 2011 Jeremy worked as an anchor and Dover Bureau Chief for WBOC-TV (CBS and Fox) in Dover, Delaware. During his tenure at the station, Jeremy covered Delaware’s General Assembly, Congress and local governments. He has also reported nationally for CNN, Headline News, CBS Radio and Fox News. Jeremy graduated from American University with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. While attending college in Washington D.C., Jeremy also directed American University’s TV station and interned with CBS News, working mostly with Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation.”


Denise Whitehead is the office manager at Glades Electric Cooperative in Okeechobee, Fla.

Interests, Background & Education: Denise graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Steven’s Point with a degree in Communications.  After spending ten years working with a private residential  juvenile justice company she joined the Glades Electric Cooperative family where she has worked as an Office Manager with duties including member communications through website, social media and print. She enjoys the Florida weather and spending time with her daughter.


Kathryn Gloria has worked for CoServ, the second largest co-op in Texas, for more than seven years and serves currently as the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Interests, Background & Education: Along with recently completing NRECA’s Certified Cooperative Communicators Program, over the last 12 months she also completed NRECA’s Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program at The University of Wisconsin. In the 12 years before joining CoServ, Kathryn worked at Southwest Airlines as Executive Office Communications Manager. Kathryn is an experienced crisis communications leader and marketing communications professional.