Meet Ashley Bunch

Ashley Bunch is a dynamic leader committed to service, innovation, and community empowerment. With a diverse background in government relations, philanthropy, and event planning, she has made significant strides in various sectors. Currently serving as a public affairs manager at Arizona’s largest electric utility company, Ashley’s strategic vision and negotiation skills have led to the construction of substations in downtown Phoenix, ensuring sustainable development and meeting future energy demands.  

Prior to this, Ashley served as the executive assistant to the Chairman, President, and CEO of APS and spent six years as Chief of Staff for Phoenix City councilman Jim Waring, where she established Phoenix’s first anti-human trafficking task force and spearheaded initiatives like Starfish Place, directly impacting the lives of human trafficking survivors. 

Ashley’s political acumen shines through her roles as Finance Director for Jim Waring for Phoenix City Council, Deputy Finance Director for Susana Martinez for Governor, and her contributions to high-profile campaigns, including John McCain for President in 2008 and Nikki Haley for President in 2024. She has also served as an Advance Associate & Advance Press Lead for the Office of the Vice President of the United States. 

In addition to her professional endeavors, Ashley is deeply committed to community service. She raised over $120,000 as a candidate for Woman of the Year (now Visionary of the Year) for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 2018 and volunteers as a camp counselor with the Arizona Kidney Foundation, supporting children facing health challenges due to kidney disease. Ashley’s leadership extends to the Junior League of Phoenix, where she serves as Executive Vice President and mentors aspiring women leaders through Dodie Londen and the JLP, empowering them to pursue leadership roles and effect positive change. 

A graduate of the University of Arizona and Villanova University, Ashley’s dedication to public service has been recognized through awards such as the Sandra Day O’Connor Community Service Award from the Junior League of Phoenix and the Living the Vision Award from Arizona Public Service. Go Wildcats!