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Ashley Bearden

Ashley is the Director of Communications at Impact Management Group. She is a registered lobbyist, representing clients before the Arkansas General Assembly and state agencies. Ashley also manages clients in IMG’s public affairs, public relations, and digital advocacy practice areas.

Ashley has over a decade of experience executing public relations and public affairs campaigns across the South for wide range of industries including the automotive, energy, agriculture & environmental, and transportation sectors. This role includes planning and managing digital media campaigns, coalition building, and issue campaign management. She also has extensive experience in media relations and manages advocacy efforts for grasstops, grassroots, and earned media campaigns, bringing together local officials and community leaders to showcase their support on key issues.

Ashley graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a B.A. in Communications and Writing, with an emphasis on Public Relations. Prior to joining IMG, she interned at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods in the public affairs department. She has also interned with American Majority, a national grassroots outreach and training organization.

Ashley currently serves on the board for 3 Miles of Men supporting Komen Arkansas. Born and raised in Little Rock, Ashley resides in her hometown with her two dogs, Stella and Amos.