Executive Board

Ashley Nealy – President

Ashley Nealy is a rare find in the field of Information Technology, which is a heavily male-dominated industry. Ashley is the Web Team Lead for the United States Department of Treasury in the office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). She provides and leads web and application development services to support the mission which is to protect the integrity of the nation’s taxpayer system. Ashley is also the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Mindly Maven, LLC., a creative solutions company specializing in web and graphic design.

Ashley started with TIGTA in August 2010 and has received numerous promotions and awards in her five year career at the Department of Treasury including the Highest Performance Award, Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Award and the IT Group Award for her regional leadership in the Laptop Refresh Project. She was recently selected by the Atlanta Federal Executive Board to participate in their Leadership Government Program which prepares high performing federal employees for Senior Leadership in the federal government.

This year, Ashley became one of the youngest donors to establish a named fund at Kennesaw State University which has a minimum give of $1,000 per year over a 5 year period. The Ashley Nealy A.T.O.M.S. Center Fund was established to advance to the teaching of science and mathematics in Georgia’s K-12 Schools. This fund will enhance programmatic strategies to recruit, influence, and nurture interest in students, especially those underrepresented in the STEM field, and will support STEM related programs for students and teachers. Ashley used her 27th Birthday to raise money for her fund which well exceeded her expectations. Ashley’s work was recognized by SkilledUp.com where she was featured as one of the “5 Female Web Developers You Should Follow on Twitter” and they referenced her STEM fund. Ashley has also been featured as an “Awesome Designer.”

Ashley partnered with Georgia State Representative Erica Thomas of District 39 to host the inaugural “South Cobb Codes” during Computer Science Education Week and Georgia Day of Code. Students watched an introductory video showing them how Computer Science is related to every industry and then Ashley was able to talk about how she uses Computer Science in her profession. She then led two different classes for an Hour of Code where she taught students computer programming and how to code their own video game. Ashley used her own personal funds to purchase custom wristbands which were given to every student during the completion of the course which were branded “South Cobb Codes.”

In addition to her philanthropic efforts, Ashley also commits herself to expanding the face of STEM. She is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta where she is currently serving in the Girls Scouts Placement and will specifically work with the STEM programs including their robotics team. She is also a member of Women in Technology where she will serve as Campus Event Host and will be responsible for interacting with students to increase their connection to Women In Technology. The events will take place at colleges and universities across Atlanta.

Ashley currently serves as the Vice President for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals. The Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals is comprised of young professionals ages 21 to 40 dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the oldest and largest community-based movement in the nation, the National Urban League. She also gives her talents by serving as the Webmaster as well and graciously donated a redesigned website along with a powerful membership database.

In 2014, Ashley was named one of the 30 Under30 Following the Vision. She is also a 2015 Fellow of the New Leaders Council – Atlanta Chapter, a selective leadership development program where she now serves as Communications Co-Chair. Earlier this year, Ashley was selected out of 300 applicants to serve on the Inaugural Millennial Advisory Panel for the Atlanta Regional Commission which seeks to have millennial input on the region’s 25 year strategic plan. Through her involvement with the Panel, Ashley wrote an OpEd which was featured in the May 17, 2015 edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution Sunday Paper about why innovation is needed to win Atlanta’s future. In her spare time, you can find Ashley playing kickball or tumbling. Ashley is also the founder of ATL Adult Cheer, a meetup group for past cheerleaders who want to get back active in the activity.

Ashley Nealy graduated cum laude and with Honors from Kennesaw State University in May 2010 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems. The following spring, Ashley received her Master’s of Science in Information Systems in May 2011. She currently resides in Cobb County, Georgia with her dog Khloe.

Angel Butler, Vice President

Angel Butler is a 2009 graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. in Accounting, currently working on her MBA with a concentration in leadership from Ohio Dominican University, expected graduation December 2017. Currently, she works at Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) at Dobbins ARB as a Contract Administrator. She has been working for the federal government since 2012.

Carlos Scott, Treasurer

LeSondra Hicks, Secretary