Claudia Rapkoch is the Director of Corporate Communications for NorthWestern Energy, an electric and natural gas transmission and distribution utility serving more than 650,000 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. In addition to all internal and external communication activities, she’s also responsible for community relations, corporate philanthropy and stakeholder engagement programs. Her marketing, advertising and public relations campaigns have received regional and national recognition.
Claudia grew up in Colorado and obtained a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University. After a brief stint as a reporter and television producer, she joined the “corporate world” in 1995 and subsequently obtained an M.B.A. from the University of Montana and accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). When not doing fun things outside, she’s hard at work in her office in Butte, Montana or traveling back and forth to her “other” office in Sioux Falls, S.D. She and her husband are the proud parents of a young son and share their home with a basset hound and a black cat.