Ashley Rivera works in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Community Partnerships Division, as Managing Director of CATLYST. CATLYST is the 10-county Atlanta region’s Economic Competitiveness strategy, developed with regional partners to identify the various opportunities and challenges that our region needs to address in order maintain a competitive economy that works for all the region’s residents.
Ashley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Agnes Scott College. She earned a Masters in City and Regional Planning and an MS in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before beginning her career in planning at ARC, Ashley worked in sales and business development for a financial services firm for two years. Prior to that she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine where she worked in business education. Ashley and her husband have two sons, and live in the City of Atlanta.