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Meet Ally

Meet Ally

Ally Isom gets things done. In our community and on the job, she is sought after for her ability to bring people together and tackle tough issues. Her record shows she stands on principle, engages in good faith, and values all voices. A classic conservative, her unique experiences in business and government have informed a vision that is grounded in what matters most to Utahns and our communities. 

Ally’s work ethic started in childhood, where she delivered newspapers and cleaned movie theaters after midnight to help the family make ends meet. She knew education was her way to a better life, so she focused on her studies and became a champion debater, earning a full academic scholarship to Brigham Young University where she graduated in political science and communications. 

Throughout difficult pregnancies and children’s health challenges, Ally was immersed in Republican grassroots politics and community service, including time on the Kaysville City Council, working on numerous campaigns, serving as a precinct officer and alternate national delegate, and chairing the 2006 GOP State Organizing Convention.

Ally’s professional and leadership experience is broad. She held several posts in Utah state government, including deputy director of the Dept. of Community and Culture, government relations director for the Dept. of Workforce Services, and deputy chief of staff and communications director for longtime Utah Governor Gary Herbert. Ally then worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in public affairs, communication and branding, before moving to the private sector as chief strategist and marketing officer, and eventually acting executive officer, for EVŌQ Nano. 

Through her time in the public sector she learned that she loved good public policy—the process, the outcomes, the partnerships. She listened, walked with, and fostered understanding with women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people. And then during the pandemic, was sought after to lead one of Utah’s thriving companies in the private tech sector. 

Ally has served as the Women’s Leadership Institute executive board chair, on the Emerging Leaders Initiative advisory board, and as a member of the Get Real Foundation. She also served on the Utah Olympic exploratory committee, Utah Clean Air Partnership board of directors, and the Utah Cultural Heritage Council among many others. 

In 2021 Utah Business named Ally one of “30 Women to Watch.” She and her husband, Eric, have four children and five grandchildren. Ally enjoys writing, hiking, cooking, and mole poblano, preferably on a beach.

ACTING EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF STRATEGY & MARKETING OFFICER EVŌQ Nano (formerly ATTOSTAT), April 2020 – May 2021

DIRECTOR, IDENTITY & MESSAGING The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, January 2017 – March 2020

DIRECTOR, FAMILY & COMMUNITY RELATIONS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, January 2015 – December 2016

SENIOR MANAGER, PUBLIC AFFAIRS STRATEGIC INITIATIVES The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, January 2014 – December 2014

DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Office of Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, December 2010 – December 2013

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR Utah Department of Workforce Services, November 2009 – December 2010

DEPUTY DIRECTOR Utah Department of Community and Culture, May 2005 – November 2009

POLITICAL CONSULTANT R&R Partners, Government and Public Affairs Division, November 2002 – May 2005 

CAMPAIGN MANAGER / CONSULTANT Numerous state, legislative, county, and municipal political campaigns, 1993 – 2004 

View recommendations from former colleagues and partners at linkedin.com/in/ally-isom.

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, EXECUTIVE BOARD & PAST CHAIR 2015 – 2021

WOMEN WHO SUCCEED, Success in Education, Member 2021

EMERGING LEADERS INITIATIVE, ADVISORY BOARD 2016-2021

GET REAL FOUNDATION, ADVISORY BOARD 2020-2021

NEXT GENERATION FREEDOM FUND BOARD 2018-2020

UTAH MUSEUM OF HERITAGE & ART WORKING GROUP 2016 – 2018

UTAH OLYMPIC EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE 2013

GOVERNOR’S INAUGURATION COMMITTEE CHAIR 2013

UCAIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012 – 2013

BYU POLITICAL AFFAIRS SOCIETY, SLC ALUMNI CHAPTER PRESIDENT 2011 – 2012

CITY COUNCIL, KAYSVILLE  2010 

DOWNTOWN RISING, ORIGINAL CONVENERS, SL CHAMBER 2007– 2009

UTAH REPUBLICAN PARTY ORGANIZING CONVENTION CHAIR 2006

UTAH CULTURAL HERITAGE COUNCIL, CHAIR 2005 – 2009

COMMUNITY COUNCIL, CHAIR, Arcadia Elementary

PTA OFFICER

PTA MEMBER – every year my children attended public school

Precinct Secretary

Precinct Vice Chair

Precinct Chair

State Central Committee

Senate District Chair

1993-2004 Campaign manager for numerous city, county, legislative and statewide candidates

2004 Alternate National Delegate

2006 UT GOP Organizing Convention chair

2007-2008 Co-president Professional Republican Women

2013 Governor’s Inauguration chair

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