Who are you? Anitra Ellison, PR & Communications Coordinator for GreyStone Power Corporation
How long have you worked with cooperatives? I started working with cooperatives in 2015 as the Communications Specialist at Carroll EMC. After four years at that co-op, I was hired at GreyStone. I have been in my current role for three years.
Describe your role. I create newsletters for our member and our employees, write press releases, create social media content and serve as the photographer. I also coordinate the Washington Youth Tour program.
What do you enjoy about working with cooperatives? I love the support and cooperation among co-ops! I like that there is a network of people I can turn to for guidance and insight.
When did you join CCA? Why? I joined CCA in 2015 when I started working with co-ops. My colleague at the time, Kelly Jimenez, was a member and told me how beneficial it is being a part of CCA. I attended my first CCA Institute and was hooked!
Did anything surprise you about CCA upon joining? The different industries that are a part of CCA. Working for electric co-op, it’s interesting to see differences but also the similarities.
What are your hobbies and interests? I love reading novels, watching musical theater and traveling. I really like fitness and staying active. I’m always looking for a new fitness or dance class to try. The flying trapeze class has been my favorite so far!
Do you have a “bucket list”? What are some of the things on that list? I would love to take a year off and go on an around the world cruise! The cruise is 8 months long and goes to 59 countries!
Give us something about yourself that is surprising or that most people don’t know. In my spare time, I work as an extra on movies and TV shows. I’ve been in numerous tv shows and movies and I’ve gotten to meet some notable celebrities and entertainers!
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