About Us

Published by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, ECT.coop is the flagship news site dedicated to coverage of the electric cooperative industry. Conceptually, the site had its humble beginnings in 1995 as the association’s weekly newspaper, Electric Co-op Today. For the next 14 years, the award-winning “Little Green Paper,” as it had been dubbed, continued to serve the membership as an advocacy tool and a key source for news and information about the electric industry. The print edition took its final bow in 2009; this Web site debuted in 2010. Now, as then, its mission remains the same: “We bring insight, knowledge and the practice of journalism to our focus on the issues and events that are critical to the success of the nation’s rural electric cooperatives and the well-being of the consumers they serve.”

Robin T. Edwards

Editor in chief

Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief

You don’t likely know that I… danced ballet for 10 years
A long time ago I… worked as a bartender
Loves… a good co-op feature story
Hates… missing deadlines—yours or mine!
Favorite grub… pizza
Some say I’m… “prissy”

Steven Johnson

Assistant Editor

Assistant Editor and Top Political Writer

Assistant Editor

You don’t likely know that I… went to high school with Tim Whatley
A long time ago I… worked at H&H Bagels
Loves… Witchy Woman
Hates… Sue Ellen Mischke
Favorite grub… soup at Mendy’s
Some say I’m… obsessed with “Seinfeld”

Victoria Rocha

ECT Staff Writer

Senior Web Strategist

Senior Web Strategist

You don’t likely know that I… built a trail and camped in Wyoming wilderness
A long time ago I… foiled a pickpocket at Union Station
Loves… writing about how things work
Hates… when people don’t return phone calls
Favorite grub… Indian and Mexican dishes
Some say I’m… very polite

Michael W. Kahn

ECT Staff Writer

Senior Special Reports & Trends Reporter

ECT Staff Writer

You don’t likely know that I… worked in London for two years
A long time ago I… toured the United Kingdom driving on the left
Loves… my wife and daughter
Hates… eating fish
Favorite grub… a great steak!
Some say I’m… practical

Derrill Holly

ECT Staff Writer

Senior General Assignment Reporter

ECT Staff Writer

You don’t likely know that I… enjoy being out in a good hurricane
A long time ago I… shaved my head to hide my gray, receding hairline
Loves… if you build it, I want to write about it
Hates… stories that don’t move
Favorite grub… Texas barbecue
Some say I’m… country, well before country was cool

Cathy Cash

ECT Staff Writer

Cathy Cash

ECT Staff Writer

You don’t likely know that I… interviewed Oprah Winfrey
A long time ago I… had nine cats and a dog
Loves… a good laugh
Hates… traffic
Favorite grub… pizza and dark chocolate
Some say I’m… short

Kristin Bennani

Advertising and Circulation Manager

Advertising and Circulation Manager

Advertising and Circulation Manager

You don’t likely know that I… am bringing back the fanny pack
A long time ago I… worked in a jewelry store
Loves… lazy Sundays with my family
Hates… finding dirty dishes in the sink
Favorite grub… fish tacos!!!
Some say I’m… like talking to a therapist

 

Marcia Gaysue

Senior Web Content Advisor

Marcia Gaysue

Senior Web Content Advisor

You don’t likely know that I… collect watches
A long time ago I… wanted to be singer until I realized I can’t sing
Loves… 100-degree weather
Hates… being cold!
Favorite grub… Mexican
Some say I’m… silly