As Director of Strategic Engagement at the Community Foundation, she meets with individuals, businesses, & grantors by encouraging them to partner with the Community Foundation.

Ashley Wheeler-Gerds

Born and raised in Central Florida, Ashley brings a wealth of experience as a successful marketer in the region.

She began her career in 2009 as a Senior Account Executive and Marketing Director in the college/professional sports industry, working for companies such as IMG College Sports, The Colonnade Group, The Masters Tournament, and ESPN. Ashley serves as an executive board member and team host for the ESPN Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl held annually in Tampa, Florida.

Most recently, she has been the General Manager of the Paddock Mall and Gaitway Plaza in Ocala. Ashley’s previous experience in philanthropy includes leading multiple chartable efforts, raising more than $100,000 for nonprofit organizations in Ocala and Marion County.