Ashley Ray is a senior associate at Olmstead Williams Communications who specializes in leveraging strategic initiatives to build brand awareness for clients as well as drive demand for products and services. With a passion for creative storytelling, she develops key messaging and secures top-tier coverage, creating opportunities to propel clients to the forefront of their sectors. Previously, she worked as an account executive at PMBC Group in Beverly Hills where she led a team of three to serve accounts in the tech sector. By developing and executing strategic thought leadership campaigns as well as creative consumer-focused media pushes, she helped position clients as industry leaders, bolster interest and therefore increase business value. Ashley’s experience in public relations spans a variety of sectors including business to business, consumer, fashion, lifestyle and technology.
Originally from the east coast, Ashley graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and minors in Art History and Communications with a focus on public relations. A recipient of the merit-based Henry C. Rogers Endowed Scholarship, she earned a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.
She lives in Silverlake and is a jewelry designer working with precious metal and stones. She has a graduate gemologist degree from GIA in California.