Ashley Willits currently serves as policy manager for the Torrey Advisory Group. Through this role, she provides policy communications and advocacy support for the firm’s clients. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as an associate director of policy communications, specializing in grassroots communications efforts. Prior to that, Ashley served as deputy director of external and intergovernmental affairs for Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue where she worked with a diverse portfolio of agriculture and food industry stakeholders.
As a native of northern New York state, Ashley has deep roots in the agriculture industry. She grew up on her family’s farm where they raised Boer goats, dairy heifers, and produced maple syrup. As the daughter of two agricultural educators and FFA advisors, Ashley was active in her local 4-H and FFA chapters, eventually serving as the eastern region national FFA vice president. Willits attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where she earned a degree in agricultural communications.
Associate Director of Policy Communications, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Deputy Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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