Ashley AllisonSenior Advisor, LSN ESG
- Ohio State University, Bachelor degree
- Long Island University, Masters degree
- Brooklyn Law School
Ashley Allison, Senior Advisor to LSN ESG, assists clients in Environmental, Social, and Governance related to their companies. In this 2022 business environment, company owners are increasingly applying these non-financial factors to their analyses. Ashley helps clients to identify opportunities for growth and how to combat weaknesses. With over 15 years of experience building campaigns and strategies, Ashley is an expert in identifying and boosting the strength of a brand while fixing vulnerabilities.
Ashely is a regular contributor on CNN and MSNBC and the founder of a consulting firm. Additionally, she is the former host of the Podcast Pod for Cause, an employee on the Biden-Harris campaign and transition team, and the Obama-Biden Administration.
As the National Coalitions Director for the Biden-Harris 2020 presidential campaign, Ashley led nearly 500 staff to activate the most robust coalition of voters in modern history. Ashley’s investment and strategy provided a historic increase in voter turnout in African Americans, young Americans, Latino, AAPI, Indigenous voters, progressives, seniors, and many more. In addition, she was the Director of Outreach for the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Team.
Ashley served as the Executive Vice President for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights from 2017-2021. She reformed the 70+ year organization’s strategies to run campaigns and policy efforts. Her management resulted in the And Still I Vote campaign, which launched in Vogue and People magazine. This campaign protected the right to vote for millions of Americans during the 2020 election cycle. Ashley also created Census Counts, the national 2020 census campaign, helping to get the citizenship question removed from the 2020 census form.
Before joining The Leadership Conference, Ashley was the deputy director and senior policy advisor for the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement from 2014 to 2017. In this role, she led the White House’s criminal justice and policing reform efforts. In 2012, she led African American engagement for President Obama in Ohio, the most contested battleground state. Her strategy led to a four percent increase in Black turnout from 2008 to 2012. She then joined Enroll America and helped enroll 1.5 million people in “Obamacare.”
Before entering politics, Ashley began her career as a high school special education teacher in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, while earning her master’s degree in education. She earned her law degree, specializing in public interest law focusing on housing rights, voting and democracy, and racial equity, from Brooklyn Law School.
Ashley serves as the Chairwoman for the Color of Change PAC Board and is a Free Press Action Fund board member. In addition, she teaches yoga and meditation to women of color in her free time. Ashley is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.