REC has promoted Casey Hollins to manager of communications and public relations. Hollins oversees the communications and public relations department, maintaining the management of all internal and external communications, public relations activities for community engagement and member awareness of the REC brand.
Further, Hollins is responsible for developing and implementing the Cooperative’s annual communications plan, preparing the strategic action plan and budget for the communications and public relations as well as representing REC through active participation in community and professional organizations. She is the Cooperative’s spokesperson.
“Ms. Hollins is a nationally recognized, versatile energy industry professional,” said David Koogler, senior vice president of member services and external affairs. “For over twelve years, she has been an integral member of REC’s award-winning communications and public relations department. Her dedication and hard work has been crucial to the Cooperative’s success.”
She is a Certified Cooperative Communicator through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. She began her REC career in 2008 as the communications specialist, and after 10 years was promoted to Director of Communications and Public Relations, where she served the Cooperative from 2018-2021.
In addition, Hollins has served on different professional boards, including the Ragan Communications Leadership Council and the Certified Cooperative Communicators Board and committees supporting the Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA). She is a graduate of the Fredericksburg Leadership Class of 2019 and she earned her Leadership Development Certificate through the REC Leadership Class of 2018 partnership with the University of Richmond. She resides in Louisa County with her husband and three sons.