Every year, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Spotlight on Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding work produced by electric cooperative communicators from across the country.
This year, Jerri Whitley, Victory Electric vice president of communications, earned a Spotlight on Excellence award for her creation of “Powering Your Future: 2018 Victory Electric Annual Report” in the Best Annual Report category.
NRECA and the Council of Rural Electric Communicators created the awards program in 1987 to recognize the best communication and marketing efforts by electric cooperative communicators. Entrants compete nationally with cooperatives of similar sizes in 16 award categories recognizing the best in writing and publications, graphic design, photography, and digital media. More than 670 entries were submitted for the program’s 32nd year.
“The Spotlight Award winners’ leadership in communications and valuable ideas and insights help create a model for the communications and marketing professionals and practitioners across the cooperative network,” said Scott Peterson, NRECA senior vice president of communications.
During her 12 years with Victory Electric, Whitley has won multiple Spotlight’s for her graphic design entries.
“To win a Spotlight on Excellence Award is a huge honor considering the immense talent and valuable contributions of cooperative communicators across the country,” Whitley said. “I’m proud of my team at Victory Electric and the Spotlight Awards continue to be a source of encouragement and inspiration to be more creative, more engaging, and to always do our best.”