Angela Rye, who brings a unique perspective of strategy and policymaking inside the beltway of the nation’s capital, will be the speaker at Texas Southern University’s Spring 2019 Commencement. The ceremonies will take place at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Arena.
Rye is principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm in Washington D.C. The Seattle native and prominent political strategist has been published in several media outlets from Ebony to the Washington Post and is a regular on-air personality for BET, CNN, MSBC, C-SPAN and TV One. Rye engages in challenging conversations and has become a critical voice on many of the pressing issues of our time. She has an unwavering commitment to ensuring positive change in the political process.
Rye develops tailor-made solutions for high profile clients and is highly sought after for her approach to political strategy, issue advocacy, and public engagement. Rye has over a decade of experience in government contracting, homeland security, civil rights, higher education political fundraising, strategic communications, and issue advocacy. She began her career in legislative advocacy and has a deep passion and commitment to shoring up efforts to increase knowledge of the political process for her colleagues, peers, and others nationwide.
A proud graduate of the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law, Rye serves on the boards of the following groups: Congressional Black Caucus Institute, Seattle University School of Law Alumni Board, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network and Government Technology & Services Coalition. She is also a member of The Links, Incorporated, the Washington Government Relations Group, the National Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.