Back to All Staff L. Ashton Kunkle-Mates Executive Assistant and Special Projects Manager she/her Ashton Kunkle-Mates supports the Executive Team as their executive assistant and her primary focus is on piecing together the daily puzzle known as their schedules. In addition, she manages the weekly Management and Executive Team meeting agendas, co-chairs the Partnership’s mentoring program, oversees all aspects of the weekly all staff meeting, manages the brown bag schedule and supervises the Administrative Assistant. Ashton also facilitates monthly project management meetings. Ashton’s previous work experiences entails supporting executives in local government, as well as the private and nonprofit sectors, throughout her time in Washington, D.C. Her favorite public servant is U.S. Senator Cory Booker. His passion for and dedication to government, his drive for social change and his insistence on equality are just a few of the reasons Ashton is a huge fan.