Ashley serves as the Policy Manager for Michael Torrey Associates, where she provides policy communications and advocacy support for the firm’s clients. Prior to joining MTA, Ashley served as an Associate Director of Policy Communications at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
Willits previously worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Secretary Sonny Perdue as the Deputy Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs. Ashley also served as the Eastern Region Vice President on the 2016-17 National FFA Officer team.
A New York state native, Willits grew up on her family’s diversified agricultural operation and earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.