Michelle Ly is the Advocacy Programs Manager for NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association. At NTCA she represents the rural telecommunications industry on Capitol Hill, manages the operations of their political action committee, directs grassroots initiatives, and serves as staff liaison for the association’s Tribal Affairs Committee. Ms. Ly’s experience also includes working for the Wolf Trap Foundation, a performing arts organization in Vienna, Virginia, where she lobbied for funding for the organization’s education programs at the federal, state, and county levels.
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ms. Ly began her career in politics working for Senator Orrin Hatch in his Salt Lake and Washington DC offices. Ms. Ly holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University and an MBA from The George Washington University. While attending GW, she was a three-time recipient of the Bryce Harlow Fellowship and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society. Currently, Ms. Ly is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics. She resides in Fairfax, VA with her husband and two sons.