HRI Communities Executive
Director of Strategic Initatives
As the Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ashley will utilize her 20 years of finance, business leadership and affordable housing program experience to implement policies, strategies and practices which maximize synergy and collaboration between property management, compliance, finance, and development to advance the company’s short- and long-term goals.
Ashley joined the HRI team from Knight Development which specializes in RAD and Public Housing Asset Repositioning. Serving as the Director of Development Finance then Chief Financial Officer she maintained steady and strategic oversight of a stabilized and pipeline portfolio of more than 3,500 affordable units, a combined $500 Million plus in Total Development Cost. Prior to her role with Knight Development, Ashley worked for a regional public accounting firm as the Affordable Housing Manager providing HOME & Tax Credit consulting services to the firm’s development clients.
Ashley holds a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business with an emphasis on Internal Audit, is an active member of the Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers (LAAHP) currently serving on the Board of Directors.