Jonesboro, Ark. — December 2, 2020 — Craighead Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that Jon David Carmack, Communications Coordinator for the cooperative, has earned recognition as a professional communicator in a national certification program offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
Jon David 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.
In order to become certified, Jon David submitted a portfolio of his work, which was reviewed by an independent communications professional who has earned the CCC credential. In addition to passing the portfolio review, Jon David 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.
Craighead Electric Cooperative serves approximately 30,000 members in eight counties in Northeast Arkansas. Incorporated in 1937, the cooperative operates offices in Jonesboro, Walnut Ridge and Paragould. The locally owned and managed organization has 100 employees. Craighead Electric is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.