Ashley Rose Lokken is the Digital Communications Manager at The New England Council. Based in the Council’s Boston office, Ashley is responsible for all digital and social media efforts.
Ashley joined the Council in May 2021, previously serving as the Digital Communications Associate at the Barbara Lee Family Foundation. In this role, she led the Foundation’s digital and social media efforts to support the mission of empowering and increasing women’s representation in politics and leadership positions.
Prior to her role at the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Ashley was a Digital Account Executive at the Boston/Washington, DC-based Public and Government Relations firm O’Neill and Associates. Ashley was responsible for the management and execution of the digital media, social media strategy, and content creation for clients across various sectors—she was also the lead producer of the company’s podcast, OA on Air.
Ashley is an LGBTQ+ advocate and has contributed as a freelance writer for the LGBTQ+ publication, INTO Magazine. She has held internships at the New Hampshire Democratic Party, WGBH, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts serving as a communications intern for former State Representative (current Mayor of Melrose) Paul Brodeur.
A South Florida native, Ashley holds a B.S. in Journalism from Emerson College. She is a current graduate student at George Washington University where she studies Political Management. Ashley resides in Medford, MA.