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                                   Ashley Llewellyn, CLED

                                   St. Tammany Corp


Ashley Llewellyn serves as the Deputy Director of Economic Development for St. Tammany Corp., the economic development organization for St. Tammany. She has worked as an economic development practitioner in St. Tammany since June 2013.


In 2017, Ashley was selected from a pool of national candidates to deliver an “Ed Talk” at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)’s Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario. Her topic was “Find the Doers: Expanding Workforce Capacity through Coalition” and the speech focused on workforce development strategies.


In 2014, Ashley established an annual Workforce Development Series in St. Tammany Parish that engaged business, education, nonprofit, and governmental partners in conversations about regional workforce needs and trends. Her success at “creating the table” and “finding the doers” contributed to the development of industry-driven curriculums in the area.


Ashley has served as an economic development representative to the Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) Maritime Consortium, the NTCC Institutional Advisory Committee, the New Orleans Regional Innovation Alliance, the Southeastern Louisiana University CSIT Department Advisory Committee, and the Regional Planning Commission for the 2014 and 2019 CEDS development. Ashley currently serves as the Chair of the CLED Advisory Council for the Louisiana Industrial Executives Association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Infinity Science Center and is a member of the IEDC Membership Development Advisory Committee.


Ashley graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Master of Science in Economic Development in 2010. In 2017, she received the Certified Louisiana Economic Developer (CLED) certification, and she is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. In 2018, Ashley was recognized as the Outstanding Millennial in Economic Development. Ashley is a lifelong resident of Louisiana.

Research Topic:  Collaborative and Strategic Partnerships - An Engine for Workforce Development

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