Optimist Club of Jasper

Optimist Club of Jasper

Monday, January 28, 2013

STAR keynote speaker: CEO of the Atlanta Dream


Ashley Preisinger 1989 PHS Valedictorian!
We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for our 2/28/13 STAR student banquet will by Ashley Preisinger! Ms. Preisinger is a 1989 PHS Alumna and Valedictorian. Here is what she has been up to lately:

Ashley Preisinger was named CEO of the Atlanta Dream on Oct. 1, 2012, after spending 17 years as an Atlanta-based business executive. In her role with the Dream, she oversees all aspects of the team including sales, finance and basketball operations.

Preisinger came to the Dream from Homrich Berg, where she served as Director of Client Development and Marketing for the independent wealth management firm since 2008.
Prior to that, Preisinger spent 11 years and was a Partner at Invesco (1996 – 2007), a global investment management organization with over $650 billion in assets under management.

In 2008, Preisinger was chosen as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 40 Under 40. She is actively engaged in her community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Zoo Atlanta and was Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Shakespeare organization in 2012. In 2010, Ashley chaired the "Hope and Will Ball" for the benefit of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She was also selected to participate in Leadership Atlanta Class of 2010.

Preisinger graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in international politics.  She received her MBA with honors in finance from Emory University in 1996.  In 2000, she received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Ashley lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters and enjoys watching Atlanta Dream games, skiing, hiking and shooting sporting clays. 

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