Ashley Barry

Government Relations Engagement Manager

ashley barry Barry is a communications professional with experience specializing in cannabis licensing and community engagement in Illinois’ political and government fields. In 2019, she began working in the cannabis industry, joining a team that worked on incredibly competitive applications for cannabis dispensary, craft grows, infuser, and transportation licenses.  

Before entering the cannabis industry, Barry spent nearly 8 years working in Illinois’ political and government fields as a former Director of Operations of a statewide political organization. During this time, she was charged with directing all phases of creative and technical elements of communications and marketing initiatives across the state. As such, Barry managed vendor budgets, timelines, and content delivery and spearheaded communications – directing all mail and digital output, design approval, messaging, and content editing.