Ashley has 25+ years of experience, including public accounting and industry. Ashley has served in leadership roles throughout our community and brings a wealth of experience to our clients in supporting them in reaching their goals and improving in various aspects of their business.
Ashley began her career with KPMG Houston in audit before returning to her hometown, Baton Rouge in 1991. She spent more than ten years with United Companies Financial Corporation in Internal Audit and later as VP of Secondary Marketing through the height of United Companies’ success in the sub-prime lending market. After several years of providing outsourced accounting services, Ashley then spent five years, serving as Chief Financial Officer of Go-Auto Insurance through its start-up phase, establishment of the management company and filings as an insurance company and through the following years of significant growth across the state and into other markets. Ashley’s role was key in establishing systems, analyzing and forecasting and building models, maintaining key partnerships and banking and finance relationships and managing a growing staff across multiple locations. Ashley lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, Court Lawson. They have 4 children, Collins, Griffon, Tanner and Anna Kirk. Ashley and her family support the community in many organizations they are involved in and enjoy traveling to see two of their children now living in Athens, Georgia and Austin, TX.