[meet ashley]

Ashley comes alive when working to enhance the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. An expert in leadership, talent, and organization development, he has served as a consultant, coach, educator, researcher, and practitioner working with thousands of leaders across the globe.

Ashley’s professional experiences have ranged across a wide array of sectors and industries, including private/public, for-profit/non-profit, consulting, financial services, marketing, professional services, retail, supply chain, and tech. Ashley previously served as the Director of the Global Institute for Leadership Development, which was ranked the #1 leadership program in the world by Leadership Excellence magazine. Ashley has been an active board member for a number of organizations, including an Advisory Board for Harvard Business School Publishing and the Board of Directors of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. He is a member of the Association of Training & Development (ATD), the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and the International Leadership Association (ILA). Ashley currently serves as the head of learning and leadership development for a high-growth global tech business, where he oversees scalable learning initiatives that address endemic problems as diverse as onboarding thousands of new employees each year to upskilling senior executives to navigate a highly disrupted post-pandemic environment. He is an alumnus of Marietta College and the McDonough Center for Leadership & Business, which recognized him with the Outstanding Alumnus award in 2019. Ashley was also honored to receive the Academy of American Poets Stephen Schwartz Prize in Poetry–something he enjoys dabbling in between hikes, good books, good food, and traveling with his wife, Erica, and their labrador/pit mix, Eleanor Rigby. Ashley will serve as the 2022-23 Executive-in-Residence for the McDonough Center for Leadership & Business at Marietta College.