Ashley is primarily involved in the management and oversight of client relationships and new business development. She is 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. She currently serves on the Private Equity and Governance committees. 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.
Ashley 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 on the Board of Directors of Orgill, Inc. and is Chairman of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors. She is a member the Council of Advisors for St. Mary’s Episcopal School and the Women’s Leadership Council at the University of North Carolina. She is a past chairman of the Memphis Regional Advisory Board of Teach for America, a past Treasurer and member of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, and a past chairman of the Governance Committee for the Christian Community Foundation.