Ashley C. MacLeay is the director of coalitions for Independent Women’s Forum and Independent Women’s Voice.

Prior to joining IWV, Ashley worked in political consulting and was involved with political campaigns at the presidential, national, and state levels. A native Marylander, Ashley cut her teeth in the office of Congressman Roscoe G. Bartlett and worked for the Maryland General Assembly during the administration of Governor Bob Ehrlich. She also worked with state party counsels and leaders across the country at the Republican National Lawyers Association.

Ashley received her B.A. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and holds a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She also spent time studying at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.

Additionally, Ashley is actively involved in the DC community. She is elected to a four-year term as the at-large representative to the DC State Board of Education, volunteers with the Junior League of Washington, serves on the advisory council for the Washington Literacy Center, and was a 2016 fellow for the National Review Institute.

An avid Nationals fan, Ashley loves to show her Natitude.