Director of Government Affairs
Ashlyn Roberts focuses on the development, creation and implementation of strategy for federal government engagement, and identifying Congressional and Executive Branch champions to advance innovative policy. She has 6 years of experience promoting education and awareness with policymakers, prioritizing healthcare, capital access, venture capital, small business, economic development, and women’s entrepreneurship.
Areas of Expertise
Capital access, Venture capital, Small business, women’s entrepreneurship, health science and technology innovation, intellectual property, business franchising, and bilateral trade policy.
As Director of Government and Public Affairs at Prism Group, Ashlyn Roberts has a breadth of experience working on policy initiatives in the federal and international lenses. She has experience in coalition management, public affairs, communications, and strategic advisory for government and public affairs verticals. She has worked to conceptualize and build both healthcare and workforce coalitions from the ground up and experience scaling, increasing revenue, building up industry thought leadership, and more.
In 2019 she worked in support of the passage of the U.S./Mexico/Canada free trade agreement (USMCA), building robust stakeholder networks and grassroots/grasstops engagements. Most recently, Ashlyn has dedicated her efforts as an economic development ecosystem advocate for the venture and small business communities.
Prior to Washington, D.C., Ashlyn she worked for an international NGO that promotes education in Madrid, Spain and for three years as a law firm legal aid. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, she holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Spanish from Wofford College.