LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky American Water has announced that Dorothy Rader, who has served as the utility company’s water quality and environmental compliance manager since 2017, has been named senior superintendent of the company’s northern division, which includes its operations in Franklin, Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties, effective Monday, June 29.
Rader has served in this role in an interim capacity since May 4.
Before joining Kentucky American Water, Rader served as water quality and environmental compliance supervisor for Tennessee American Water in Chattanooga, Tenn. She has more than 20 years of experience in the drinking water industry, having started her career in 1998 as a water plant operator in Knoxville and later joining the city of Alcoa, Tenn., working in water treatment and distribution.
She is an active member of the American Water Works Association, serving as the organization’s Kentucky/Tennessee Section board chair in 2016 and receiving the organization’s prestigious George Fuller Award for distinguished service and leadership in the water industry in 2018.
Rader holds a degree in chemical and environmental engineering technology in addition to water plant operator and distribution operator licenses from the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. She serves on the board of Bluegrass Greensource, a regional environmental education organization.
She and her husband, Jamie, reside in Jessamine County.