2023 Coffee and Chat 4th Qtr - Presented by First United Bank
COFFEE AND CHAT
A new quarterly series of the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce. Join us each quarter as we chat with our elected officials on issues pressing Grayson County and the entire Texoma region.
This is the public event at Landon Winery, and we are very excited and honored to have them host us. Don't miss this opportunity to join us! LIMITED SEATING!!!
Coffee bar and light breakfast items included.
About our speaker:
Ashley Smith Thomas is currently the Deputy Director of North Texas for United States Senator Ted Cruz. Prior to working for the Senator, Ashley founded Freedom's Fund USA, a nonprofit organization to work alongside the private and public sector to protect freedom. She is an Academy Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, former Political Strategist for Fox News Radio, and former host of "Freedom Talk", a podcast show to educate Americans on key freedom and national security issues. She led a National Security series for the Texas Federation of Republican Women and serves on the Board of Directors for Park Cities Republican Women.
Ashley started her career as the Assistant to the Vice President of Corporate Development for The Blaze in Dallas. She made a corporate move to manage a $14.7M project to rescue and resettle persecuted Christians and religious minorities targeted by ISIS in 2016. Ashley and her team rescued over 1,000 families and resettled them to host countries around the world. Ashley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oral Roberts University, with her Bachelor?s degree in Organizational Interpersonal Communication & Government.
She earned her Juris Masters in International Law from Liberty University's School of Law. She also received Professional Certificates in U.S. Intelligence Analysis and Project Management from Southern Methodist University. Ashley and her husband reside in Dallas with their German Shepherd pup named Chief.