Ashley is the director of membership and communications at PDK International.
Over the past five years at PDK, Ashley has served as project manager on many association initiatives, working to enhance member programs and services; led the strategic planning process for the organization; and developed and implemented member communications plans, including member recruitment and renewal campaigns. She is an immersed industry professional and a skilled problem solver.
Prior to PDK, Ashley worked for a regional Girl Scout council in south-central Indiana (Peanut Butter Patties are her favorite!) where she became passionate about advocating for the positive development and rights of girls and women. She also served as a facilitator at The Adventure Center, a challenge course with high- and low-ropes initiatives, where she engaged groups in team building and self-discovery exercises while swinging through treetops.
Ashley earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication studies with a focus in organizational communication and leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Texas at Austin, respectively. She is an active member in the education association community and can often be found exploring the D.C. food scene on the weekends with her husband, Doug.