Molly O’Leary

Director of Government Affairs
Focus: Export Control, Tax

Molly O’Leary is the director of government affairs at the Semiconductors Industry Association (SIA), where she advocates on behalf of the association’s membership before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch.

Before joining SIA, Molly served as Director of Government Affairs for NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association where she managed winning advocacy campaigns on behalf of NTCA’s 850 rural broadband providers, including work on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s $65 billion investment in broadband programs. During her time at NTCA, she also represented the association’s members in discussions with lead negotiators of legislation on national security and cybersecurity and led strategic advocacy around appropriations, tax policy, and financial services.

Molly previously served as a policy advisor to U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) on technology, telecommunications, transportation, appropriations, and Native affairs. She is also a former judiciary and economic policy aide to U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) for his position on Senate Judiciary Committee.

She received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.

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