Rachel Peabody

Communications Manager

Rachel Peabody is the communications manager for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). She leads internal and external communications efforts and serves as media relations lead and associate editor of the magazine. She started with the association in 2018. Peabody is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in ag communications and a master’s from Illinois in strategic brand communication.

Prior to joining ISA, Peabody worked in public relations, agency account management and internal communications for a Fortune 500 company. She is an active member of the National Agri-Marketing Association and American Ag Editors’ Association, serving as co-chair of the association communicators special interest group. She is also actively involved in several community causes. She and her husband, Sam, have twin girls, and enjoy flipping and remodeling properties around the Stonington & Taylorville area.

Focus Areas
Internal communications
Media relations
Social and digital media
Soy Perspectives Assistant Editor
Youth Education