Ward Named Manager of Public Relations at NC Association of Electric Cooperatives

Raleigh, N.C. —Suzanne Shoaf Ward has been promoted to Manager of Public Relations for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC).

She has been with the electric cooperatives for more than three years as a community relations specialist. Prior to that, she worked at CapStrat’s Charlotte office. As manager of public relations, Ward will be a primary media contact and spokesperson for the Association.

Ward is certified in the Cooperative Communicator Program, a national certification to improve the practice of mass communication in the electric cooperative field. She is also a member of the 4-H Development Board and the Public Relations Society of America.

Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication with a concentration in public relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ward is a native of Raleigh and is married to Wes Ward. She is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Earl Shoaf, formerly of Cooleemee, and the granddaughter of Mr. And Mrs. Howard Danner of Mocksville, and the late Mr. And Mrs. Hubert Shoaf of Cooleemee.

NCAEC is the trade association serving the state’s 27 electric cooperatives, which serve 2.5 million North Carolinians in 93 counties. The cooperatives are members of Touchstone Energy, a network of local, customer-owned utilities around the country committed to providing superior service at affordable rates to all customers.