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
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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 MEMBER – every year my children attended public school
Precinct Vice 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