Ashley Cangelosi Llewellyn


“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” -Louisa May Alcott

Ashley Cangelosi Llewellyn will serve as the Planning and Development Director for the Junior League of New Orleans’ (JLNO) Board of Directors. In this position, she will advise the board on long-range planning and integrate the strategic plan into everyday operations. She will encourage development of funding sources and lead the volunteer team that formulates JLNO’s partnerships, community projects, strategic plan and fundraisers. She looks forward to working with the council to “continue implementation of the strategic plan, streamline internal evaluation processes to better understand opportunities for increased impact, and foster initiatives that reflect JLNO’s core competencies.”

A native of Mandeville, Louisiana, Ashley attended the University of Southern Mississippi, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication (Communication Studies) and a Master of Science in Economic Development. She is now the Director of Strategic Initiatives at St. Tammany Corporation, where she manages and implements the organization’s strategic plan, creates programs focused on workforce development and talent retention, and creates opportunities for increased engagement with existing and new stakeholders.

Since joining JLNO, Ashley has served in several strategic planning roles, such as Fundraiser Assessment & Development Committee Member, Project Selection Chair, Membership Evaluation Chair and Strategic Plan Implementation Vice-Chair. Through these different roles, she has come to appreciate JLNO’s commitment to serving the community and cultivating meaningful relationships with other members. “I enjoy connecting with other members as they share their creative ideas and different perspectives. Serving at the Diaper Bank provides an opportunity to build relationships with other JLNO members while meeting a significant need in our community.”

Expanding her passion for volunteering, Ashley also serves on the Board of Directors for INFINITY Science Center and is a member of the MS Society Local Leadership Council and the Chi Omega Fraternity National Ritual Education Team and Chapter Ritual Advisors at the University of Southern Mississippi.

A resident of the Carrollton neighborhood, Ashley enjoys reading, walks with her husband Travis and their dog Dexter, trying new coffee shops, and has loved reinvigorating her interest in puzzles during this last year. Inspired by her godmother, who exemplifies compassion, determination and support, Ashley intends to follow her lead by supporting others’ dreams and aspirations and working diligently at the things that matter most to her. “I am in awe of our members: their passion for serving the community, their dedication to JLNO projects and their creativity in creating new initiatives to advance the mission of JLNO. I learn something new at every JLNO engagement, event and meeting.”




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