Ashlee Rich Stephenson is a nationally respected and highly experienced strategist, pollster, and public speaker with nearly 20 years of experience working on high-level campaigns, independent expenditures, and on behalf of public affairs and corporate interests across the United States.
As senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization, Stephenson has deep experience leading advocacy campaigns to support free enterprise public policy. As head of the Political Affairs and Issue Advocacy division, Stephenson led the Chamber’s Political Advocacy Committee, a member-driven board composed of government affairs heads of offices, and CEOs from state and metro chambers. In addition, Stephenson directed the Chamber’s voter education and advocacy campaigns, endorsements, and the U.S. Chamber PAC.
She has worked on several U.S. presidential campaigns, including serving as the polling director for then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 campaign and as an adviser for then-Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 effort.
Stephenson was president of Just Win Strategies a national political strategy firm, and principal and chief strategy officer at the polling and analytics company WPA Intelligence. She started her career in the Strategy Department at the Republican National Committee.
Named a Rising Star in 2014 by Campaigns & Elections magazine and inducted into the inaugural American Association of Political Consultants 40 under 40 class of 2015, Stephenson is a regularly requested panelist and commentator to discuss evolving trends in politics and public policy.
She currently serves on the boards of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.
A graduate of Allegheny College and native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stephenson resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and their two children.