Ashley C. Kenneth is President and CEO at The Commonwealth Institute (TCI). She provides the vision, inspiration, and strategic management to achieve the organization’s goals. Her work and passion to advance racial and economic justice maximizes the impact of TCI’s policy analysis and legislative engagement and strengthens the Institute’s partnerships. Ashley previously worked as Director of Advocacy and Policy for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society where she was responsible for policy development, analysis, and volunteer engagement in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. In 2021, Ashley was appointed by Gov. Northam to the Commission to Examine Racial and Economic Inequity in Virginia Law. She is a graduate of the Minority Political Leadership Institute at VCU, as well as the inaugural cohort of the national Fannie Lou Hamer Fellowship program. Ashley has a B.A. in communication and sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her master’s degree in social policy was received from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, where she was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in October 2021.