Whitney Duvall honored as the 2020 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives National Brand Champion

ARLINGTON, Va. (July 1, 2020) – Whitney Duvall, Owen Electric Cooperative (Ky.) Manager of Communications and Marketing has been named the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives® 2020 Brand Champion award recipient.

This annual national honor pays tribute to a brand ambassador who embodies Touchstone Energy’s core values of innovation, integrity, accountability and commitment to community while making exceptional contributions to building the brand on a local level.

Duvall, who has proudly served as the Communications and Marketing Manager of Owen Electric for more than 13 years, was nominated for this year’s award by fellow electric co-op communicator, Sha Phillips, Marketing & Brand Supervisor of East Kentucky Power Cooperative.

In nominating Duvall, Phillips said, “Whitney lives the Touchstone Energy values daily. She puts the co-op members first, listening and responding to them on their changing needs by embracing new ideas and concepts. She actively promotes the importance of Touchstone Energy to co-ops, especially for those co-ops with small member services staff. Her support of the resources is to be commended. As a regional member, I’m proud to call her part of our team of brand champions in Kentucky.”

Michael Cobb, Owen Electric Cooperative President and CEO added, “We are pleased and excited that Whitney has been recognized as this year’s Touchstone Energy Brand Champion Award recipient. Whitney has done an outstanding job promoting Owen Electric and the many benefits of Co-op membership. She always accentuates the very best that Co-ops have to offer and I appreciate her vision and dedication as a communicator.”

“I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the Owen Electric family, and I feel very honored and humbled to be recognized by my peers with this award.” Duvall said. “My job has afforded me the opportunity to be a part of promoting the mission of our rural cooperative—to improve the quality of life for the members we serve through safe, affordable and reliable electricity, while providing an exceptional level of member service.”