Ashley Coone has a wealth of experience in government, event management, nonprofit work, and more. Prior to launching Ashley Coone Consulting, she served as Executive Director of the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce, at Florida Gulf Coast University and in the Office of Congressman Connie Mack. In 2016, Ashley was appointed as the DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court by Governor Rick Scott. She is currently a member of the Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees. She previously served on the Florida Board of Ethics and as Chair of the Early Coalition of Florida’s Heartland. Ashley is the co-founder of Links2Success, a nonprofit in her hometown of DeSoto County that provides free college and career readiness programs to middle and high school students. She also spearheads the Smith Brown Project, a capital renovation project that led to the opening of the first Boys & Girls Club in DeSoto County.