Chris McGinnis Earns Communications Certification

Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc., is pleased to announce that Chris McGinnis, communications specialist, has earned recognition as a professional communicator in a national certification program offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

McGinnis met the requirements to become a Certified Cooperative Communicator, which signifies standards of profes­sionalism in communications and competency in the electric cooperative industry.

In order to become certified, McGinnis submitted a portfolio of her professional work, which was reviewed by an independent communications professional who has earned the CCC creden­tial. In addition to passing the portfolio review, McGinnis passed a rigorous four-hour examination in May.

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 for the betterment and prosperity of 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 demonstrate 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.