ARLINGTON, Va. – Erin Pressley has been named senior vice president for Education, Training and Events at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. In this role, Pressley will lead the organization’s extensive meeting and events programming and education and training curriculum for nearly 900 electric cooperatives nationwide. She will join NRECA on August 1.
“Erin clearly understands the immense value of educational content in member-based organizations,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “Her leadership and experience will greatly benefit our leadership team as we convene our membership on the most important industry issues and provide continuous learning opportunities for electric cooperative leaders and staff.”
Pressley has served as vice president of Media and Education at NACS, the association representing the global convenience store industry, since 2007 and was a member of the association’s executive leadership group. As the convenience industry evolved and the importance of member engagement and learning grew in recent years, she audited and updated all content across NACS’ education and communications platforms to drive meaningful touchpoints with members.
“I’m excited to bring my experience and enthusiasm for education and training to NRECA,” Pressley said. “Coming from the convenience retailing industry, I know firsthand the satisfaction of representing an industry that is so critical to the success of their communities. I look forward to helping electric cooperative leaders evolve and stay current on issues to help their businesses grow.”
Pressley has also served in several sales, media and communications roles during her career, leading the development of business strategies and managing content development across many communications platforms.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national trade association representing more than 900 local electric cooperatives. From growing suburbs to remote farming communities, electric co-ops serve as engines of economic development for 42 million Americans across 56 percent of the nation’s landscape. As local businesses built by the consumers they serve, electric cooperatives have meaningful ties to rural America and invest $12 billion annually in their communities.