Prior to joining Bellamy Genn, Rylie was honored to work for the newly appointed Chairman of the Judicial Proceedings Committee, Senator William C. Smith, Jr. as his Legislative Director. In this capacity, Rylie worked diligently to advance the Chairman’s legislative priorities. Rylie worked closely with the Chairs of the Maryland Senate and House Committees, their respective key staff, coalitions, lobbyists, and advocacy groups.
Rylie’s interest in developing a career in state and local government began during her internship in college working for Senator Paul Pinsky, now former Chairman of the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee. After graduation, she immediately returned to Annapolis and began working for Senator Smith as his Legislative Aide where she managed constituent services, built relationships throughout the local community, and provided legislative and administrative input for the office.
After two legislative sessions with Senator Smith, Rylie began working at Maryland Municipal League (MML) as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. During her time at MML, Rylie developed close relationships with municipal officials and knowledge of municipal government. She worked closely with the MML Board of Directors and the National League of Cities. Rylie later worked for a prominent Annapolis-based law and government relations firm where she advocated and lobbied for client’s legislative and procurement agendas and developed close interpersonal relationships with the elected officials and their respective staff.
Outside of government relations and politics, Rylie dedicates her time to various volunteer groups and nonprofit organizations. Rylie serves on the Salisbury University Alumni Board of Directors. She volunteers with STAIR Annapolis, an organization dedicated to reading development in second-grade students. Rylie is also a member of the Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Crew where she volunteers and participates in philanthropic endeavors and Keep Punching Haymakers, a young professionals group spreading awareness about brain cancer. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running and hiking.
Rylie brings a diverse range of relationships to the firm. Born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland, Rylie is very proud of her hometown and the Western Maryland Region. She received a B.A. in Political Science and Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution, Cum Laude, from Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore. She now resides in Annapolis, MD.