Rehberg named Touchstone Energy Brand Champion

Janet Rehberg, right, received the Touchstone Energy Brand Champion award from Lynn Moore, center, executive director of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Also receiving the Brand Champion Award were Kelly Hester, left, from Carroll EMC in Georgia, and Jeremy Tucker, not pictured, from Delaware Electric Cooperative.

Janet Rehberg, director of cooperative development for Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OEC), was one of three recipients of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives® 2018 Brand Champion award.

This award honors brand advocates that embody Touchstone Energy’s core values of innovation, integrity, accountability, and commitment to community, while making exceptional contributions to building the brand on a local, regional, and national level.

Janet Rehberg is a Touchstone Energy Regional Member who serves OEC and Touchstone Energy with enthusiasm, professionalism, and positivity. Janet fully embraces the brand’s slogan “the value of human connections.” She has become a regional facilitator for the brand’s Road to Member Engagement workshop and demonstrates her commitment to the brand by promoting the cooperative difference with her peers at OEC and electric distribution co-op employees across Ohio. While traveling to each cooperative member of OEC, Rehberg not only discusses the benefits of Touchstone Energy’s resources, but also explains specific programs that can best serve each individual cooperative’s needs.

“Janet sees the value in her relationships with all the cooperative employees and truly works with each cooperative to help us do the best job that we can do. She is approachable, caring, and friendly, which makes asking for her help easier,” Yvonne Ackerman, manager of marketing and member services for Carroll Electric Cooperative. “Janet understands that her position – and her programs – have an effect on every employee and member of OEC.”

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives is a national brand and energized network of electric cooperatives across 47 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 32 million member-owners every day.