Ashley has spent more than a dozen years providing program strategy and account leadership on integrated communications campaigns for consumer and corporate clients, helping brands tell their stories through media relations, influencer engagement, thought leadership, experiential marketing and more.
As SVP of client service and operations for the Atlanta office, Ashley is responsible for day-to-day operations, driving business development efforts within the growing Metro Atlanta and greater Southeast regions and providing strategic counsel for clients including Toyota, UL and Cortland. Most importantly, she works with the diverse and talented team in Atlanta to help them deliver unmatched results for clients and pursue entrepreneurial passions within their individual careers.
Prior to working on the agency side of public relations, Ashley spent seven years in the Los Angeles market developing and managing fundraising campaigns for a major nonprofit and working in television production and publicity at both the network and affiliate levels. She earned a bachelor’s in public relations from the University of Florida, where she also competed on the cross country and track & field teams.
Home to such global brands as The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, AT&T, UPS and CNN, Atlanta is a hotbed of opportunity and has been nicknamed the “Silicon Peach” due to its burgeoning technology sector. Our team understands this complex landscape and helps companies both inside and outside of state lines create impactful marketing communications programs that build awareness, influence policy, spark action and drive business results. We also have specialized expertise in the food and beverage, franchise sales, healthcare and public affairs sectors.
Start your day early by fueling up at Thumbs Up Diner’s Sweet Auburn location. It’s a cash only establishment and the line is often out the door, but the food is well worth the wait. From there, stop by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the National Park Service’s Martin Luther King National Historic Site to learn more about the life of the nation's most prominent civil rights leader in the 20th century. After stopping at the Visitor Center, make your way to the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was baptized and, at the age of 19, ordained as a minister. Don’t skip out on visiting Birth Home Block, where this influential man was born and grew up.
From there, check out the downtown/midtown areas of the city where you can enjoy the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere and home to thousands of animals and species of marine life. If fish aren’t your thing, stop at one of our many museums, such as the High Museum of Art or, for modern art aficionados, the Museum of Design Atlanta. Then savor lunch near Piedmont Park at The Nook, with Southern-style smoked pork and sweet tea.
After lunch, take a walk along the Atlanta Beltline to experience the city. When completed, this network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor will ultimately link 45 in-town neighborhoods and provide first and last mile connectivity for regional transportation initiatives.
There is no shortage of things to do at night in Atlanta, but we suggest taking in a show at the fabulous Fox Theater or enjoying live music and concerts at The Tabernacle. Or, if you are a sports fan, stop by Phillips Arena for a Hawks game.
For dinner, enjoy one of Atlanta's many fine restaurants, such as Bacchanalia or Restaurant Eugene. Finish the evening off with a craft cocktail at Proof and Provisions or catch a comedy show at Dad’s Garage.