Ashley Jared joined the Iowa Finance Authority in 2008. She leads the agency’s marketing, communications and advertising initiatives and serves as a member of the agency’s senior management team.
Prior to joining the Iowa Finance Authority, she worked at Strategic America, a full-service integrated marketing agency in Des Moines, as a Public Relations Account Coordinator from 2006-2008. There, she worked for a wide-array of clients in the non-profit, government and private sectors.
Ms. Jared earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism and Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Iowa State University, is a Certified Public Manager and has a Masters of Public Administration from Drake University.
In addition, Ms. Jared volunteers her time freely for a variety of nonprofits. She serves as a member of the Polk County Housing Trust Fund Marketing Committee and is Co-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Des Moines Heart Ball, which supports heart health and education. Ms. Jared is a member of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s 2012-2013 Leadership Iowa class and was named to the Des Moines Business Record’s 2014 list of “40 under 40”.