About Ashley


Ashley Reynolds Marshall is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech, developing skills in collective impact, collaborations, networks, local government management, nonprofit management, and nonprofit program creation and evaluation.  Her research interests include:

  • Nonprofit Management and Law
  • Local Government Management and Law
  • Networks and Network Analysis
  • Collective Impact & Collaborations
  • Administrative, Criminal and Constitutional Law

Mrs. Marshall completed her Masters in Public Administration from the Center, her law degree from the College of William and Mary, and her bachelors in psychology from Hollins University.  Mrs. Reynolds Marshall has also graduated from the Political Leaders Program out of the Sorenson Institute at the University of Virginia, as well as the inaugural class of Emerge Virginia.

She is a SREB Doctoral Fellow, and a Graduate Scholar through Virginia Tech’s Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program.  Marshall also formerly served as the Program Manager for Bank On Roanoke Valley (www.bankonrv.org) which is a collaborative program that works to have unbanked and underabanked citizens obtain quality no-or-low cost checking accounts, as well as provides quality free adult financial education to the community (you can find out more about the program at: www.joinbankon.org)

Mrs. Marshall was honored  as a woman of the year through the Girl Scouts of the Virginia Skyline Council in 2012.  In 2015, Marshall was awarded the Roanoke Urban Professional League’s Community Service award.  In her spare time Ashley serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of the Virginia Skyline Council, serves on the Board of Directors for the Harrison Heritage Museum of African-American Culture, serves as the under-secretary for her graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and is a member of the Roanoke Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Roanoke Jaycees.  She is married to Samson Marshall, owner of Valley Excellence Automotive; a proud dog owner; and is also currently a personal blogger about culture, travel, and politics.

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