As the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm, Rye has made it her mission to fight for economic empowerment, civic engagement, and political involvement among young professionals. Formerly based in Washington, DC, the firm has partnered with numerous prominent organizations, including the National Bar Association, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and National Urban League.
Rye’s impressive career in legislative advocacy began at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, where she served as the Coordinator of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs. She also worked in the district office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters and served as the Western Region Director of the National Black Law Students Association. Rye’s passion for politics and advocacy led her to join IMPACT, an organization founded by husband-and-wife attorneys Joe Briggs and Kendra Davis Briggs and policy advisor David Johns.
Rye’s expertise and dedication have earned her several high-profile positions. She briefly served as the executive director and general counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus for the 112th Congress, where she was tasked with developing the overall legislative and political strategy for the Caucus. Rye also served as a senior advisor to the House Committee on Homeland Security. She helped develop the general political strategy, focusing on modernizing government contracting practices and opening doors of opportunity for small businesses.
Rye’s impressive credentials have earned her numerous accolades and recognitions in the industry. She is a senior Government Technology and Services Coalition advisor and a member of The Links, Incorporated. Rye is also a special correspondent on ESPN, providing perspective on sports-related matters of race, culture, and social justice issues.
Rye’s upbringing in the Madison Park section of Seattle, Washington, and her education at Seattle’s all-girls Holy Names Academy, the University of Washington, and Seattle University School of Law have undoubtedly helped shape her perspective and dedication to social justice issues.
Angela Rye is a true powerhouse in the world of politics and advocacy. Her impressive track record and dedication to fighting for change have earned her a well-deserved place as a leading voice in the industry. As she continues to make her voice heard, there is no doubt that Rye will continue to impact the world around her.