We’re a communications cooperative. So it makes sense that the newest member of Pioneer’s editorial team comes from an electric co-op and is a Certified Cooperative Communicator, too.
Meet Chasity Anderson, CCC, who joined Pioneer Utility Resources in August as an Assistant Editor. She is already off and running, which is no surprise given her communications and co-op background.
Chasity joined the world of cooperatives in 2012 as communications manager at Farmers Electric Cooperative, an electric distribution co-op serving 10,000 members in Chillicothe, Missouri. Beginning as a department of one, Chasity honed her storytelling, public relations and event planning skills while communicating about rate changes, leadership changes and the impacts of multiple storms. In addition to earning her CCC in 2016, she is a graduate of NRECA’s Management Intern Program.
In her role at Pioneer, she will partner with utilities in Nevada and very soon others.
“With my communications experience, I feel a kinship with our cooperative and public power partners,” says Chasity. “My passion is to help tell their stories in an interesting and captivating way. I enjoy being an extra set of hands to help lighten their workload.”
The communications field has been a constant for Chasity. She led Missouri’s KMZU radio news department for more than a decade. She got her start working as a field representative for two U.S. senators. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management from the University of Central Missouri, but really gained her education from the countless relationships and career opportunities she’s had along the way.
Chasity lives on a small farm in northern Missouri with her husband, Danny, and the youngest of their two daughters. She enjoys fishing, hunting, trying new recipes, reading and planning the next trip to the beach. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.
Please join us in giving Chasity a warm Pioneer welcome!