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Ashlee Koonce

The Ashlee Agency

koonce-ashleeAs CEO of The Ashlee Agency, Ashlee Koonce works to help entrepreneurs, like herself, to build bridges so that they can succeed. Whether this is through communications, building social media campaigns, developing partnerships or strategic connections, Koonce uses her passion for people to help businesses reach their fullest potential.

Koonce started her agency in 2013, just three years after completing her degree in communications from Prince George’s County Community College. She considers the start of her company her greatest success, and has used her success as a platform to empower like-minded women to do the same.

“Starting my company has been an inspiration for others to show them that being a business owner is attainable as a young woman and maintaining it is hard work that’s worth it,” Koonce said.

The company provides consulting services for early-stage businesses, business evaluations to help companies reach their next goal and offers an affiliate program to assist with networking. In addition to holding regular events, such as her networking event, Entrepreneurs Rock (or ERock), Koonce regularly mentors young men and women in the Prince George’s County community.

“The key to my success is the ability to recognize that change is something to embrace rather than run from — that method of thinking allows me the opportunity to build, nurture and focus on elevating myself, businesses and communities. I am inspired by seeing people overcome in spite of life’s circumstances,” she said.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2019 VIP List awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.