Ashley Northington is a public relations consultant, writer and media connoisseur whose passion is to equip the public with meaningful and reliable information thereby empowering them to make informed decisions and advocate for positive change. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Ashley is a graduate of Tennessee State University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and a minor in women’s studies. Ashley also holds a Master of Public Administration with concentrations in public policy and higher education from Louisiana State University.
Ashley’s professional career, one anchored in a wealth of focused research geared toward continual growth and development of knowledge and skill, spans nearly a decade and includes reporting for The Tennessean, Nashville’s local newspaper, national news reporting for USA Today, election coverage for the Associated Press and multimedia work for The Times in Shreveport, Louisiana. She has also served at the Louisiana Department of Education as Press Secretary and a Public Information Officer. While Ashley’s time as a journalist was spent seeking truth and educating readers, her time serving the Department of Education was spent authoring speeches for state and deputy superintendents; coordinating awards presentations; crafting press releases regarding news and key educational initiatives; and fielding questions from media representatives, educators and other stakeholders. Most recently, she served as a Research Analyst, focusing on public education, parks and recreation and civil service issues at the Bureau of Governmental Research in New Orleans.
In 2010, Ashley started a small consulting company, DENOR Brands & Public Relations. Ashley’s fast-growing DENOR client base keeps her busy, and she thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and discovering how her talents can best serve their needs.