Ashley leads Idea Grove’s PR practice and team as Public Relations Director, working with a team of specialists to build campaigns that are highly creative and drive true business results. As a creative strategist, Ashley has led a wide range of trust-centered and award-winning PR campaigns, and her leadership has been transformational in driving the agency’s growth and financial success. Her true passion lies in building strong relationships and guiding the agency on new digital PR trends that produce high-impact results.
Ashley brings a decade of PR experience, touching industries ranging from restaurant tech to transportation and everything in between. In 2022 she was named PR Pro of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America - Dallas Chapter, along with recognition as a 40 Under 40 honoree and campaigns that earned the Pegasus Award and Award of Honor in the media relations category.
Ashley received her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University Chicago and earned a Master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Outside the office, you can find Ashley active with her family and exploring Dallas’ bustling foodie scene.
- Along with being a new mom to my daughter (Scarlett James Rea), I’m also a dog mom to four active rescue pups (Obie, Ollie, Tucker & Otto).
- I was a ballet dancer for nearly 20 years – performing in The Nutcracker every year from the age of eight to 16.
- My guilty pleasure is watching reality TV, including all things Bravo.