Ashley Davis was born the middle son to a preacher and a teacher, and spent his first years of life in the fields of Indiana, the coal mines of West Virginia, and the mountains of Virginia, finally settling in North Carolina by the time he was five. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in English in 1991, he began a career in media and advertising, focusing intently on communication and relationships, vital disciplines passed down to him from his parents. Since leaving a corporate career in 2014, Ashley has continued to work in media and advertising, as well as real estate. He recently published his first work of non-fiction titled, A Life Through Letters. Devoted to community and charity, Ashley volunteers extensively. He finds great joy in his role as a father and lives in North Carolina with his wife and two boys.
Learn more about Ashley’s Talk…
Title: The Power of Written Communication in a Technological Age
Description: When was the last time you wrote a letter? My talk will relay the inputs and outcomes of a handwritten letter. The impact it can have is profound, can last decades and shape lives for generations to come.
What would the news headline about your talk? The Power of Putting Pen to Paper
What do you want people to learn from your talk? How to have a deeper connection and appreciation for your fellow man through writing.
What action item do you want people to take away from your talk? Put pen to paper and write.
Learn more about Ashley…
Where is your hometown? Shelby, NC
What are your hobbies? Being a father and husband, golfing, writing, finding new music and occasionally working out.
What are you passionate about? Raising my two sons.
What is the best compliment you’ve received? Direct quote I once received: “For what it’s worth, I have always thought you were an amazing man, husband and father. You just moved up 10 notches if that was possible. I am SO impressed with what you’re doing…”
What do you want to be remembered for? Being genuine and kind.
How do you push the boundaries? By putting myself out there for the world to see.
What does your happy place look like? A soft chair reading a book, talking to my wife and watching my sons play.
What is one thing that you would like to share that is unknown about you? I met my wife at a Rolling Stones concert at Madison Square Garden
Thoughts on Charlotte…
What part of town do you live in? Ballantyne
What draws you to Charlotte? I’ve been in the area 45 years and love the growing creative culture
Where do you see Charlotte in 5 years? On a bigger map
Our most important question…
What animal will most likely be our future overlords? The Lion