Claudia Rapkoch
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Claudia is the Director of Corporate Communications for NorthWestern Energy.

Current Position

Director, Corporate Communications

NorthWestern Energy




Butte-Silver Bow

Specialty Areas
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Energy

Advertising, Crisis Communications, Media Relations, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Community Relations, Corporate Philanthropy, Strategy, Marketing, Social Media, Web Development

More Information:

Leadership Experience

I was promoted to my current role in 2000. I’m the first woman to hold this title in the company and, at the time, was the youngest person to be promoted to this position. Since then I’ve worked with a lot of great people and have successfully navigated a number of challenging situations and assignments. I came into my role with a strong work ethic, a desire learn and good technical skills, but very little in the way of what it takes to be a leader. I obtained an MBA while working full-time and absorbed everything I could from friends and mentors along the way. This life is a journey and I’m learning something new every day.

How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse

I’ve had the opportunity to learn from a lot of wonderful people over the years and now I want to return the favor by mentoring others.

Other Information

When I’m not working at my day job, I’m spending time with my husband and young son. We love to travel and seek out adventures every where we go and we seem to have a “thing” for black cats and basset hounds. I do some freelance writing in my spare time.