Career Profile: Active in the community

All in a days work for a co-op communicator

Posted on Jan 30 2019 in Features
Cathy Racicot is Harrison REMC’s Communication Manager

Top 3 responsibilities in a day

Social media. I make sure we’re sharing important information and stay on top of questions and comments.

Writing. I write content for our magazine, social media and other places.

Projects. We have something different going on all the time that I coordinate.

How long have you been in your position?
Eleven years.

What education and training was needed for this position?
I have a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and, throughout my career, have earned other skills and knowledge necessary to work in a people-centric environment.

Have you had to master new skills to be successful in your position?
Anytime we work somewhere we master new skills. Every day is new and I learn something new every day.

How would you describe working for a co-op?
It’s the best job I’ve ever had!

Why did you choose to accept a job at an electric cooperative?
We were new to the area and I wanted to be an active part of the community. The cooperative is such an engaged part of this area that it seemed right up my alley.

How are you and the cooperative team involved in the community?
I’ve been a member of several boards and am currently a member of the hospital foundation board. I’m also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), am active with my church and other local non-profits. We have so many employees who also serve the community in countless ways.

Do you see opportunity for growth in this position?
Yes. With our great team, we are always finding new ways to best serve our consumers.

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