Ashley is Executive Director of The Whitney Institute and Whitney Plantation Museum. She has served as Director of Museum Operations for Whitney and Assistant Director of the Denver Regional Museums. She is in the final stages for her PhD in justice history at LSU. She has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science. She has served on the Program Committee of the American Association for State and Local History and the 2019 Annual Meeting Host Committee of the American Alliance of Museums. Portfolio of Service: Ashley will help connect her historical work and the work of SMHA, particularly the economic work in rural communities. She thinks about the big picture and meticulous about finances and budget.
The Whitney Plantation educates the public about the history of slavery and its legacies and is the only plantation museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people featuring memorials and restored buildings to enter the world of the Louisiana sugar plantation and to remember those who built and worked the property.