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News Provided by YTexas
July 29, 2020

YTexas is pleased to announce the addition of Ashley Gossen to the company’s advisory board.

Ashley is a metric-driven leader with nearly a decade of experience cultivating economic diversification and promoting locations, specializing in business development in urban and rural settings. She has a proven background of working with business and community stakeholders to achieve a measurable vision. Ashley is practiced in regional and organizational strategic partnerships with executives and staff on behalf of boards of directors, elected officials and private investors.

Ed Curtis, CEO of YTexas stated, “Ashley’s perspective and network within the Texas economic development community will be a valued asset to YTexas as we continue to expand our presence statewide.”

Her experience includes past roles at Deloitte Tax LLP, Texas Economic Development Council, Austin Chamber of Commerce, and Greater San Marcos Partnership. Now, as a Principal at Advanced Economic Development Consulting LLC, she counsels communities to embrace their unique assets and own their challenges.

“Community organizations commonly implement CEO roundtable initiatives as a tool for their local leaders to collaborate and innovate; YTexas is a similar, privately-held program at the state level. YTexas is a platform for Texas business leaders to connect with their executive peers, have a space to exchange information and discuss topics impacting their work, and obtain support from their YTexas member network,” said Ashley Gossen, Principal, Advanced Economic Development Consulting LLC. “I am proud to formally support YTexas as a member of its advisory board because I believe YTexas complements existing government and public-private efforts to showcase Texas from the perspective of leaders actively investing in the state, ultimately supporting recruitment and retention efforts as an indirect benefit.”

“Since our founding in 2013, we set out to be the most relevant and reliable network for the hundreds of companies relocating to our great state once they arrive. To accomplish this goal, it’s imperative that we continue to build working relationships with all economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and site selection consultants doing the important work of recruiting these companies to Texas. Ashley will help us achieve that goal,” said Ed Curtis, CEO of YTexas.

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin and is working towards her Master of Business Administration through The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Executive MBA program. Ashley has met the requirements to test for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation through the International Economic Development Council. She and her family reside in the Austin-San Antonio corridor.

Ashley began her new role on Monday, July 27, preparing YTexas for their digital “State of Business” Summit to be held on September 24, 2020.