Rachel Peabody

Director of Communications

rachel peabodyRachel Peabody is the director of communications for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA). She leads internal and external communications efforts and serves as media relations lead and assistant 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. She has a master’s from Illinois in strategic brand communications.

Prior to joining ISA, Peabody worked in public relations, agency account management and internal communications for a Fortune 50 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 and her husband, Sam, have twin girls, and live in Taylorville, IL. They enjoy flipping and remodeling properties, and spending time on the lake in summer.

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