Ashley Coone

Ashley Coone has a wealth of experience in government, education, and nonprofit work. As Founder and President of Ashley Coone Consulting, she works with a variety of clients providing advice and consulting services for strategic planning, event/project management, fundraising, social media presence, legislative advocacy, and more. She routinely works as a connector and strategist for nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals.

Ashley is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University.

In 2016, Ashley was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve as DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Prior to launching Ashley Coone Consulting, she served as Executive Director of the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce, at Florida Gulf Coast University, on numerous political campaigns and in the office of Congressman Connie Mack. She is a graduate of Leadership Lee County and Leadership Florida.

Ashley has served on the Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees, the Florida Commission on Ethics, and the Florida Early Learning Advisory Committee. In 2019, she was reappointed to the Florida Gulf Coast Board of Trustees by Governor Ron Desantis. She previously served as Chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland.

Ashley is the co-founder of Links2Success, a nonprofit in her hometown of DeSoto County that provides free college and career readiness programs to middle and high school students. She also spearheaded the Smith Brown Project, a capital renovation project that led to the opening of the first Boys & Girls Club in DeSoto County.

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