Krista Rausch joins NDAREC/CEC


Communications is a vital aspect of any business and Capital Electric Cooperative (CEC) does its best to keep our member-owners informed and engaged. In keeping with that commitment, CEC hired a communications specialist it will be sharing with the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC).

 Along with NDAREC, CEC welcomes Krista Rausch to our communications and public relations staff. Krista joins us with more than seven years of communications experience, most recently as a program coordinator for the City of Mandan. Prior to that, she worked as a multimedia journalist and web producer at KFYR-TV, a project coordinator at the Arc of Bismarck and a public relations and event marketing assistant at the Legendary Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, S.D.

“Krista’s experience is a perfect fit for our needs,” says Paul Fitterer, Capital Electric general manager. “She will help us by enhancing member engagement efforts, communications, public relations and much more.”

At CEC, Krista will assist with the development of stories and write for our North Dakota Living magazine local pages. She will contribute in many other ways to the communications and public relations function, including social media and the CEC website.

According to CEC’s Communications and Public Relations Director Wes Engbrecht, “We are pleased to have Krista on board as I know she will be a great asset to our communications team.”

Krista lives in Bismarck with her husband, Chris. Born and raised in Velva, ND, she has fond memories of visiting her grandfather at Verendrye Electric, where he worked as an operations supervisor.

You will be seeing Krista in the community representing the cooperative, interviewing member-owners for magazine and online stories, and much more. Welcome to the cooperative family, Krista!


News & Events

  Christmas trees are an iconic part of the holidays. We sing about them in Christmas carols and gather around them on Christmas morning. And...
Sheri Haugen-Hoffart
Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, Capital Electric Cooperative’s (CEC) 2021 annual meeting was mainly a virtual experience for those co-op members...
photo of old annual meeting
This year, Capital Electric Cooperative (CEC) celebrates 75 years of serving its members. Founded in 1945 by 129 farmers who wanted to bring power to...