Ashley Etienne is the senior adviser for strategic planning for the Joe Biden Presidential Campaign. A creative, strategic, and enterprising big thinker, Ashley Etienne has more than 15 years of experience specializing in brand development, crisis communications, social activation and storytelling. She has served as a trusted advisor to President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, consulted Fortune 500 executives, and launched national campaigns that leveraged top entertainers, professional athletes and civil rights icons.
Ashley was appointed Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Director of Communications for the Cabinet in 2014. There, she spearheaded Cabinet-wide communications efforts on high-stakes Administration priorities, including the JCPOA, the Paris Climate Accord and the response to protests against police violence and brutality. Ashley also led communications on President Obama’s signature My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Ashley has been profiled by all the major national and political newspapers, including the New York Times Magazine. She was named to Politico Playbook New Guard Power list, Essence Magazine’s 29 Powerful Black Women Running Obama’s White House, and Marie Claire’s New Guard List as “Obama’s bad-news fixer.”
Ashley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s Degree in Political Communications from Johns Hopkins University.