With over 30 years of leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors, Julie holds a BS, MBA, Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and is Certified Association Executive ® . She’s a life-long horse enthusiast ranging from recreational rider, breeder, and show competitor. A native of NC, she and her husband now reside in DC along with their Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Morgan horses.
In her down time she enjoys volunteering (she’s president of the board of PATH International), horseback riding, gardening and cooking. “I’m passionate about the equine industry because horses have enhanced my life and well-being so profoundly," said Julie. "Working at the AHC is a way to give back to the equine community and ensure the long term health of the industry.”
Ashley has been involved in the equine industry since she was seven years old, where she started showing ponies in Florida. She has extensive experience in the Hunter/Jumper industry, showing her own ponies and horses on the Florida Winter Circuits, the major indoor shows during the Fall, the Devon Horse Show; as well as care of FEI level Grand Prix horses.
Ashley joined the AHC in 2011, and has enjoyed learning about the impact that Congress and other Federal agencies can have on the industry. "When I first started at the AHC I was very naive as to how much Congress could impact the horse industry. After seeing how effective and important the AHC has been for the industry the past 47 years, and how much work they have done on behalf of the horse and the horse industry to ensure it's longevity, it's crucial it is for those involved in the industry to join the AHC so we are able to continue to work on their behalf."
For information regarding Individual & Organizational membership, Sponsorship's, website content, marketing or public relations issues, please contact Ashley.