Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that Holly Storrow, Communications Specialist has earned recognition as a professional communicator in a national certification program offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
Storrow has met the requirements to become a Certified Cooperative Communicator (CCC), which signifies standards of professionalism in communications and competency in the electric cooperative industry. Since 1985, a little less than 500 electric cooperative communicators have attained CCC status.
“I’m so proud of Holly’s work for the cooperative. This certification just emphasizes her commitment to excellence on behalf of the membership. The CCC designation means Holly has gained national recognition among her peers, setting the stage for her to have a long and fruitful career,” says Ed VanHoose, General Manager of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric.
In order to become certified, Storrow submitted a portfolio of her work, which was reviewed by an independent communications professional who has earned the CCC credential. In addition to passing the portfolio review, Storrow passed a rigorous four-hour examination.
The CCC Program was created to strengthen and enrich the professional skills and abilities of electric co-op communicators to help them successfully fill their crucial roles in ensuring the best possible future for electric cooperatives. This is done through the establishment of professional development goals, identification of a body of knowledge and skills necessary to the practice of electric co-op communication, and recognition of those individuals who have demonstrated a professional level of excellence.
NRECA is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to more than 37 million people in 47 states.
Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving the needs of about 16,000 consumers in Ashland, Huron, Lorain, Medina, and Wayne counties in northeast Ohio. They maintain approximately 1,500 miles of underground and overhead lines as well as 15 substations. Founded in 1935, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric has been serving the area for over 80 years and is owned and controlled by the members they serve.