Ashley is the Chief Operating Officer of Honor the Promise, a Veteran-led, non-profit that assists America’s Afghan Special Operations partners resettle in the U.S. and lead resilient and purposeful lives. Ashley is committed to supporting the broader veteran community and currently serves in a volunteer capacity as the Director of Operations for Promote, a non-profit that fosters inclusion and innovation in the military's Special Operations community and national security organizations through leadership development assessments and training. She has leveraged her certifications in Human Centered Design from the Joint Special Operations University and the Luma Institute to help military organizations design innovative solutions to their organizational challenges. She has passionately used HCD principles for over eight years to solve some of the most intractable, wicked organizational challenges.
Ashley is a graduate of the Wharton School where she received her Master of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance and Management. While there, she served as the president of Wharton’s Veterans Association, the Wharton Boxing Club and as a research fellow with Wharton’s People Analytics Applied Insights Lab. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Portland where she received her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish Literature. Prior to Wharton, Ashley was a Corporate Development Associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co and served as an Army Officer for ten years. She held positions as a Military Intelligence Officer in Korea prior to assessing into Special Operations as a Civil Affairs Officer. After serving six years in Special Operations with deployments to Afghanistan and across the Middle East and Europe, she transitioned into the Army Reserves. Ashley currently serves as a Major in the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade in the future operations section.
Ashley is a member of the Truman National Security Project’s Defense Council and was recognized by the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy with their Veteran Leadership Award. Ashley's work on the topic of information sharing in interagency environments was published by Special Warfare Magazine and NATO's Centre of Excellence for Defence Against Terrorism. She spoke as a panelist at the National Geospatial and Intelligence Agency's Levant Conference and the NATO Terrorism Expert's Conference in Ankara, Turkey. She is an active member of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, Office of Strategic Services Society, Women in International Security, and Global Special Operations Forces Foundation. In her spare time, she is an avid olympic weight-lifter, working towards her Master Scuba Diver certification, and a devoted aunt to seven nieces and nephews.