Ashley Smith

Account & Business Development Executive

Ashley joins the Empire team with nearly two decades of experience across experiential marketing and media. She started her career in LA at leading advertising agencies, Saatchi & Saatchi and TBWA Chiat Day, producing events and integrated marketing campaigns for Toyota and Nissan. After years on the West Coast, she moved to New York to manage the Delta account at MKG, where she advanced to hold several account management positions within the agency. Following her tenure, she served as the first Director of Business Development at IDEKO. She further expanded her sales experience with revenue-focused roles in traditional and nontraditional media, including a directorship at Red Ventures, where she oversaw marquee accounts and grew the business across multiple verticals. Combining her diverse experience, she leads as an Account and Business Development Executive to build on Empire’s continued success. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys sharing a home-cooked meal with family and friends and international travel.