Ashley has over 12 years experience in relationship building, specializing in corporate development and strategic cultivation of complex alliances in sports, real estate, and hospitality development. Most recently, she worked for the Chicago Cubs Baseball Club and Ricketts family in London, England, developing European relationships to promote the sport of baseball internationally while she earned her MBA from the London Business School. Before her time in London, Ashley worked in Chicago focusing on corporate partnership development and activation for the Chicago Cubs Baseball Club, Chicago Bears Football Club, and across international active entertainment brands owned by Red Frog Events. Ashley's strong relationship management skills led her to be chosen as a leader in the Cubs owners' large-scale commercial real estate development project adjacent to world-renowned Wrigley Field. As one of only three employees at the launch of the Ricketts family real estate development firm, Hickory Street Capital, she managed all stakeholder administration, marketing and communications, project management, and operations for their $250M mixed-use retail project adjacent to the neighborhood ballpark. She had the honor to work with local neighborhood and government groups to successfully blend community assets and programming into the overall vision of the development.
Since earning her MBA degree from London Business School, Ashley is excitedly doing impactful not-for-profit work with the American Red Cross. Ashley's entrepreneurial spirit is far-reaching, and she has products in development ready to launch internationally. She also believes in steering our future leaders and sits on multiple professional boards including DePaul University Alumni Relations, Kellstadt Marketing Group advisory board, and the Chicago Yacht Club.
Ashley enjoys long runs on the Chicago lakefront with her Golden Doodle, Fitzgerald and sailing. She spends any free time on a sailboat in a regatta or on a leisure sail at sunset. Ashley, a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, also loves visiting her friends and family in Europe.