Ashley Pontius has more than 15 years of experience in the media industry. Having worked as a television news producer for close to a decade, she fully grasps what it’s like to be on the other side of a public relations pitch. Ashley has helped her clients gain publicity in top national publications such as Forbes, USA Today, Newsweek, Readers Digest and The Hill. Originally from Pennsylvania, Ashley graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. She spent a few years working inside the Beltway, including in the press office of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, before pursuing her passion for journalism. Ashley’s news career took her across the country from Texas to Florida. She eventually settled in the Tampa Bay area where she has spent the last several years working in marketing and PR, most recently with a national public relations firm.