Nicole Haddenham

Communications + Digital Workplace Director

Denver, CO

Nicole Haddenham

Nicole Haddenham, née Carlson, began her career in the communications field as the assistant editor of a student-run magazine at the University of Wyoming. However, her days as a writer can be traced back to elementary school, at which time she founded "The Petite Poets" club.

While the club's success was fleeting, Nicole's career in the field endured and includes stints as a journalist, project manager, head of internal communications and director of knowledge services.


How to lead and manage an intranet redesign project

Featured presenter at annual Intranet Global Forum conference held at Pfizer World Headquarters in New York City.
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Employee onboarding video

Company overview for new employees of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives we serve.

Intranet Redesign Strategy + Project Background

Intranet Redesign Project

Filling An Education Gap

Tri-State partners with the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture to get the word out about electricity to elementary and middle schools through a student activity newspaper. Words and photos by Nicole Carlson.
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Learning With Purpose

A western Colorado school is more energy efficient as a result of a continuing energy-savings endeavor conducted by sixth graders. Words and photos by Nicole Carlson.
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Protecting Our Feathered Friends

Avian biologists complete ground and air raptor surveys to decrease nest disturbances during transmission construction. Words and photos by Nicole Carlson.
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Colorado Reader - Ag in the Classroom

The Colorado Reader is an eight-page student activity newspaper available free to Colorado educators. My contributions included creating the theme, writing all content and editing. Additionally, I modified the publication for use in three other states.
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Beyond electricity sales

La Plata Electric’s commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy has made it an industry leader among electric co-ops.
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House manufacturer sentenced to prison

The former owner of a Black Hawk housing factory who admitted to owing nearly $600,000 to clients received two consecutive 10-year prison sentences Friday in 4th Circuit Court in Sturgis. Joseph Grandi, who owned Global PlaceMakers until it closed in 2003, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft as part of a plea agreement.
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Annual Report

Annual report featuring major activities and highlights. Member of design and editorial team.

Launching Into a New Frontier

In a land typically known for its green chile, vast culture and scenic terrain, New Mexico will soon be adding another boast to the list: home to the world’s first commercial space travel port. Words and photos by Nicole Carlson.
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Nicole Haddenham

A recognized leader in her field, Nicole Haddenham, née Carlson, has an extensive portfolio of achievements in corporate communications, project management and intranets/digital workplace and possesses a unique blend of creative, technical and business savvy. She has led a number of successful projects that have significantly improved the corporate communications landscape, including the building of an internal communications program and department from the ground up.

Nicole served as the project manager and communications lead for an intranet redesign and platform upgrade, building and deploying a site that allows employees to work more efficiently and improve information sharing. The project garnered Nicole and her project team a national award for best website launch.

With a drive to improve internal communications and the employee experience and a focus on building connections and fostering relationships, Nicole continuously raises the bar for project management and employee engagement through the building and management of the communication hubs that keep employees informed and connected.

A graduate from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in Journalism, Nicole also holds a M.S. in Administrative Studies from the University of South Dakota and has a Master Certificate of Advanced Study in Information and Communication Technology with specialization in Project Management from the University of Denver. She also holds certifications as a Certified Cooperative Communicator and Master Cooperative Communicator and is an active member of the Project Management Institute, International Association of Business Communicators and Cooperative Communicators Association.

Nicole is also an active volunteer who gives her time to a variety of causes. She spent a year as an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer in Delaware and has served on numerous boards, including as the 69th President of the Denver Jaycees and the President of The Denver Voice, a nonprofit street paper that serves as an agent of social change by empowering homeless, impoverished and transient individuals. Nicole also served as a business mentor for recent college graduates and new employees in the HR field.

In her free time, Nicole roots for the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and the Wyoming Cowboys. She also enjoys traveling, reading, sipping a good IPA and spending time outdoors with her pup and husband enjoying the beautiful Colorado landscape, whether that be in hiking boots or from Red Rocks Amphitheater watching one of her favorite bands perform. While writing, she strives to follow the sage advice of Stephen King, who sums it up in one of her favorite quote: “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

Nicole's resume with details on accomplishments and work history can be found by clicking on the document icon to the right.



  • Digital Workplace Strategy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Communications
  • Technical Writing
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Intranets
  • SharePoint
  • Digital Marketing
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Community Outreach
  • Content Management Systems
  • Community Outreach
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Media Relations
  • Photography
  • Communication Planning
  • Brand Development / Mang.
  • Editing
  • Writing
  • AP Style
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Experience
  • User Experience