Board Member Ashley Davis
Ashley E. Davis is a lead principal at West Front Strategies, a multi-million-dollar lobbying firm she co-founded in 2015. She oversees advocacy efforts for the interests of her Fortune 500 clients before the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.
Davis’ expertise comes from years working in the executive branch, where she served in a number of leadership roles. As special assistant to National Director (and then Secretary) of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Davis directed the daily operations and oversaw the staff at the newly created Office of Homeland Security. Prior to serving as special assistant, she was a member of the task force that created the Department of Homeland Security and was involved in creating several government programs, including USA Freedom Corp and several classified programs.
Following her tenure at the White House, Davis served as a managing principal at Blank Rome and managed the law firm’s strategic alliances with over 20 international public affairs firms.
Davis holds a Master’s of International Business from McDonough School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Westminster College, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees. She serves as an expert speaker for the Office of U.S. Speaker Program at the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; sits on several nonprofit and corporate boards, such as Turning Point Brands Inc., Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Women’s Democracy Network at the International Republican Institute, the Board of Trustees at Westminster College, Kennedy Center National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts; and is a member of Women Corporate Directors.
She also is the co-CEO of the Belizean Grove, a preeminent global network of influential women committed to building collaborative, trusted partnerships. As co-CEO, Davis is responsible for curating unique and purposeful meetings and experiences aimed at bringing members together to foster a better understanding of the complex issues of our time, share expertise, and look for solutions.