Rader previously served as Exelon’s senior vice president of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Philanthropy and oversaw all strategic communications and philanthropy for the FORTUNE 100 energy company and all its operating companies. In this role, Rader oversaw the company’s communications strategies and execution for the pandemic, passage of comprehensive energy legislation in Illinois, and the spin-off of Constellation from Exelon.
Since joining Exelon in 2005, Rader held several roles of increasing responsibility, including leadership positions in communications at ComEd, Exelon Corp. and Exelon Generation, where she served as vice president of communications from 2017 to 2019. In this role, she led the integrated communications strategy, planning and execution for the Generation business, which includes the nation’s largest fleet of carbon-free energy facilities, as well as Exelon’s commercial subsidiary, a leading competitive resale retail and wholesale power supplier. During this time, Rader oversaw communications around the acquisition of the FitzPatrick nuclear plant, the closures of the Oyster Creek and Three Mile Island nuclear plants, and the agreement for relicensing of the Conowingo Dam.
Rader served as a leader in Exelon’s Corporate Communications function from 2008 to 2016, and played a key role on campaigns supporting the Constellation and Pepco Holdings mergers, as well as important legislative initiatives in Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C. She served as the key media spokesperson on rates and regulatory issues at ComEd, the electric utility serving Northern Illinois, from 2005 to 2008.
Prior to joining Exelon in 2005, Rader was vice president in the corporate practice at global communications firm Edelman, working with a variety of blue-chip clients, including Kraft Foods, Allstate and Boeing. She’s also held positions at several other public relations agencies.
Rader is a member of the Board of Directors and vice chair of the marketing committee for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, PAC 7 Committee on Radiation Education, Risk Communication and Outreach.
Rader has a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and English from the University of Maryland.