Ashley Jones

Board of Directors

Ashley Jones is Vice President of Business Development for Pinnacle Financial Partners Commercial Team in Raleigh, N.C.  Working closely with their commercial team, Ashley has recruited several major clients to the Pinnacle Financial Partners.


Ashley began her career at Centura Bank and recently returned to her financial services roots after spending decade in public service. She most recently served as Director of Legislative Affairs to two cabinet secretaries at the N.C. Department of Commerce, where she built strong relationships throughout state government and helped shepherd legislation that significantly expanded North Carolina’s jobs incentive programs. During her tenure, the state recruited new companies and new jobs. She has also lobbied the U.S. Congress and state legislature for the energy and agricultural sectors during her tenure in the public sector.


Ashley is an alumna of Meredith College and Saint Mary’s School. A native of Eastern North Carolina, she has lived in Raleigh for over 20 years and is passionate about her work fundraising for the Project ALS Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She was a finalist for 2017 Leukemia and Lymphoma N.C. Woman of the Year. She is a member of Saint Raphael Catholic Church. Ashley enjoys spending time playing tennis and time with her dog, Roger.