Ashley is primarily involved in the management and oversight of client relationships and new business development. She is also a resource for clients with closely-held businesses. She joined Diversified Trust in 2000 to launch its private equity strategy and served from 2002 to 2017 on the Board of Directors. Previously, Ashley was an Officer and Owner of SSM Corporation where she served as financial advisor to individual and corporate clients in the areas of acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. During her latter years at SSM, Ashley focused on making direct investments for SSM Venture Partners, a private equity firm.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics cum laude and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Ashley currently serves as chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of Orgill, Inc., Chairman of the Memphis Regional Advisory Board of Teach for America, and Chairmen-Elect of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Board. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Lehman-Roberts Company, the Council of Advisors for St. Mary’s Episcopal School, the Women’s Leadership Council at the University of North Carolina, and the Estate Planning Council of Memphis.