Bill Squires introduced her on Jan. 25. Her co-sponsor is Bob Hammerschmidt.
Ashley was born and raised in Springfield. She attended Glendale High School, where she played soccer, was a peer mediator, created artwork for the school’s art magazine, and received accolades in journalism and art.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at Drury University, where she was active in Students in Free Enterprise and won the SIFE World Cup in 2003. Ashley was also an Executive Committee member for two years in Pi Beta Phi fraternity.
Ashley served three years as Director of Operations for United Way of the Ozarks. She became Executive Director of Springfield Ballet in early 2017 after former Springfield Southeast Rotary member Evan Bennett left that position for a job in another city.
Ashley enjoys volunteering for several organizations including Springfield Ballet Guild, Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Advisory Board, Sporting Springfield Soccer Club, Girl Scouts, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and Springfield Regional Arts Council. She also was in Class 33 of Leadership Springfield. She made her acting debut as the Maid in Springfield Ballet’s The Nutcracker in December 2016.
Ashley and her husband, Amos, have three daughters and two pets. They spend their weekends at soccer fields, a ballet studio, at home watching a movie or celebrating events with family and friends.