A born & bred Southerner, originally from Memphis, Ashley graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Small Business Management. Her 20+ years of industry experience steer her decisions as MWA’s Business Manager. Ashley’s passion for events and eye for detail blossomed in Atlanta as Catering and Conference Services Manager at the Ritz-Carlton. She remained in Atlanta with Georgia-Pacific as a meeting planner, and later with Bon Appetit Management Company (a division of Compass Group) as Office Manager/Finance Assistant. While she may not want to live anywhere else, Ashley loves to travel outside the South, especially to visit family and watch her children participate in athletics.