Ashley is a trainer, consultant, and highly regarded inclusion and diversity subject matter expert. As a male-to-female transgender person, Ashley has been a tireless promoter of the awareness and acceptance of gender identity and expression within corporate and governmental communities since beginning her transition in 2010. In 2011, she became an Inclusion Consultant for PNC Bank where she was appointed as a Vice President with the National Diversity and Inclusion team after beginning her career as a part-time teller and financial sales consultant. She is the President of the Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber of Commerce and holds advisory positions with the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority, and Equality Florida. Ashley was awarded a commendation from The City of Tampa, in December 2015, for her community engagement and outreach. As a trainer for Elevate, Ashley speaks locally and nationally about her transition, workplace equality, diversity and inclusion. She has presented and consulted as a subject matter expert at The University of South Florida, The University of Tampa, MetLife, Out & Equal Workplace Summit, The Morsani College of Medicine, Ernst & Young, Boehringer Ingelhiem Pharmaceuticals, PwC, Raymond James, Stetson Law School, Ameriprise, BayCareHealth System, Veterans Administration, DTCC, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Tech Data Corporation. Ashley was the keynote speaker for Macdill Air Force Base’s First Annual Pride Luncheon. She has also been interviewed in several publications and media outlets, including Tampa Bay Times, Watermark Magazine, Creative Loafing, The Tampa Bay Business Journal, The Miami Herald, Fox 13 News Tampa, ABC News 7 Ft Myers, and CBS 10 Tampa. Ashley was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal BusinessWoman of the Year in 2016. Her personal experiences in the LGBTQ+ community, her professional and volunteer experience, and her natural speaking ability make her a passionate and knowledgable subject matter expert for Elevate BDG & USA.
Trainer, Elevate BDG & USA (2016-Present); Inclusion Consultant, PNC Bank (2011-Present); Market Liaison, Diversity Inclusion Council Florida West (2011-Present)