Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Douglas is responsible for communication functions of the cooperative, including the Florida Currents magazine, website, social media and contacts with the news media on a local and national level. She coordinates all advertising functions, including billboards, newspaper, radio, and television advertisements. Kristin also oversees all school programs, including safety demonstrations, scholarships and the Rural Electric Youth Tour Program. Additionally, Douglas coordinates the Annual Members' Meeting and is responsible for overseeing the cooperative's marketing programs, including surge protection, energy audits, energy codes, Generlink, Manual J calculations, meter poles and rebates.
Douglas received an associate in arts degree magna cum laude from Chipola College in Marianna, Fla.; holds a bachelor of science degree in public relations with a double minor in business and English from Florida State University, where she also graduated magna cum laude; and a master of science degree in corporate and public communication and a graduate certificate in event management from Florida State University - Panama City campus. Douglas is a Certified Cooperative Communicator. Kristin came on board at Gulf Coast Electric in 2002, was promoted to the title of Supervisor of Marketing and Member Services in 2005, was promoted to the title of Manager of Marketing and Communication in 2008, and was promoted to her current position in 2015.