Ashlea recently served as Chief of Staff at the White House Office of Management and Budget under Director Russ Vought. In that role, she managed the largest agency in the Executive Office of the President while also overseeing agency staff transitions and implementing policy priorities of President Trump.
Prior to joining the Administration, Ashlea was the Director of Operations and Programs for Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C. where she oversaw operations, budget, and staff, with a focus on bolstering the scholastic mission of the college in Washington D.C. as well as building relationships with Capitol Hill. Ashlea also worked for The Heritage Foundation’s Center for American Studies as the Program Manager. In the 2012 and 2016 election cycles, Ashlea served with the Official Proceedings team at the Republican National Convention, where she was responsible for interfacing with VIP program participants, U.S. Secret Service, and RNC staff to ensure smooth transitions for the Convention.
Additionally, Ashlea advises students and young professionals on career development, speaking at events around the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Ashlea is a recipient of America’s Future Foundation’s William F. Buckley Award for her dedication to conservative values. She lives in Virginia with her husband Allen and goldendoodle Maple.