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Angela Rye (born October 26, 1979) is an American attorney and the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm in Washington, DC. She is a liberal political commentator on CNN and an NPR political analyst.
|Born||October 26, 1979|
|Alma mater||University of Washington (B.A.)
Seattle University (J.D.)
|Occupation||Political commentator, news correspondent|
She currently is running the boards of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee, Seattle University School of Law Alumni, and Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network. She serves as a senior advisor to the Government Technology and Services Coalition and is a member of the Links, Incorporated.
Upon moving to Washington, DC, Rye co-founded IMPACT, an organization that seeks to encourage young professionals in three core areas: economic empowerment, civic engagement, and political involvement. The organization has quickly become a powerful voice and advocate for today's young professionals of color nationwide. Under her leadership, IMPACT formed critical partnerships with the National Bar Association, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, National Urban League, Rainbow/PUSH, Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute, Black Leadership Forum, and many others.
Rye started off her career in legislative advocacy at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, an umbrella association for America's 120 historically black colleges and universities. Here, she served as the Coordinator of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs. Prior to this, she worked in district office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and she served as the Western Region Director of the National Black Law Students Association.
In 2013, Rye founded IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm.
She also served as the Senior Advisor and Counsel to the House Committee on Homeland security, where she developed the general political strategy, focusing on modernizing government contracting practices and opening doors of opportunity for small businesses. She then served as the Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus for the 112th Congress. During her time as director, she was "tasked with developing the overall legislative and political strategy for the Caucus".
Awards and honorsEdit
- Black Girls Rock
- NAACP Power 40
- Who's Who in Black Washington, DC
- DC's Most Influential People
- DC 50 Businesswomen Lead
- MSNBC BLTWY Power List of 35 People Under 35
- Power Play Magazine Leading Ladies
- The Root 100
- Seattle University BLSA Vanguard Leader of the Year Award
- Political365 Gamechanger
- Young & Powerful National Trailblazer
- On Being a Black Lawyer Power 100
- The Root 100
- Seattle University African American Alumni Award
- National Action Network Action & Authority Award
- NBLSA-Western Region Distinguished Alumni Award (2012-2013)
- Howard University CDA Progressive Young Leader Award
- The Memorial Foundation Drum Majors for Justice Leadership Award
- The Root 100
- Marie Claire Power Women
- Fortune's 40 Under 40 Women to Watch
- Ebony (magazine) Power 100 Honoree
- About Angela
- "Angela Rye". Hollywood Life. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
- "Angela Rye". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
- Heil, Emily (2016-08-03). "Meet Angela Rye, who shut down a former Trump staffer with Beyoncé-grade shade". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
- "Meet Angela Rye". 2016-08-03. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
- "About Angela". angelarye.com. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
- "Angela T. Rye Esq. Bio" (PDF).