Ashley Kozel first connected with Forty Carrots in 2005 as a new mother having relocated from Pennsylvania, enjoying the parenting classes with her then-two year old daughter and making connections with like-minded mothers along the way. Today, she is a full-time mother of two daughters, aged 12 and 9.
Ashley has served on the Forty Carrots Board of Trustees since 2013. In addition, Ashley is a Trustee for The Out-of-Door Academy, serving on its Long-Range Planning Committee since 2012, the Committee on Trustees and Governance since 2013, and chairing the Committee on Trustees and Governance since 2014. From 2012-2013 Ashley served on the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Hunger Design Team, an initiative dedicated to solving the hunger needs in our community.
Prior to starting a family, Ashley completed a joint JD/MBA in 2000, receiving her MBA in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and her JD from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she graduated valedictorian of her class. Prior to graduating, Ashley clerked for Justice Ralph Cappy of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Following graduation, she practiced in the Business and Finance Section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Pittsburgh office. Prior to graduate school, Ashley was Product Manager for offshore, equity and international mutual funds at Federated Investors (Pittsburgh) and a Corporate Finance Analyst for Eppler, Guerin & Turner (Dallas)/Principal Financial Group. Ashley received her BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas, in 1990. During her undergraduate work, Ashley worked for American Express Travel Related Services.
Ashley dedicates her time to her two daughters and their horses and together they enjoy riding, traveling, boating and skiing.