Ashley Shelton is the Executive Director of the Power Coalition, where she builds the capacity of local leaders to create a stronger civic engagement and advocacy infrastructure to give voice to the issues facing vulnerable communities throughout the Louisiana. Prior to this role, Mrs. Shelton was the Vice President of Programs at the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation (LDRF). Mrs. Shelton managed LDRF’s system of integrated, value-added programs with the goal of creating a better Louisiana for all of its citizens in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Prior to this, Ms. Shelton served as Director of Grantmaking for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Ms. Shelton has received many honors, including selection as a 2005-2006 Fellow in the Emerging Leaders Program at Duke University and the University of Cape Town, and was appointed in 2003 to the Foundation for the Mid South’s Commission to Build Philanthropy. Ms. Shelton attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications.