Ashley Spillane is the Founder and President of Impactual LLC, a powerhouse social impact firm that supports brands, nonprofits, and philanthropists that want to see positive social change in the world. She is a nationally recognized civic engagement expert, featured in publications and media ...Read more
Ashley Spillane is the Founder and President of Impactual LLC, a powerhouse social impact firm that supports brands, nonprofits, and philanthropists that want to see positive social change in the world. She is a nationally recognized civic engagement expert, featured in publications and media outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Glamour, and Marie Claire. Her focus at Impactual is on creating innovative programs to engage people where they are, producing engaging and educational resources, and facilitating trusted partnerships among hundreds of brands, nonprofits, and influencers.
Under Ashley’s leadership, Impactual has quickly become an award-winning agency that has helped architect some of the country’s most visible civic engagement programs, such as Power the Polls, a project that set out to recruit young poll workers in 2020 to address shortages caused by COVID-19. With an initial recruitment goal of 250K, the program successfully recruited over 700K poll workers with help from celebrities like Lady Gaga, Dan Levy, Trevor Noah, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kerry Washington.
Ashley served at the helm of leading civic engagement organizations like Rock the Vote, The Atlas Project, and Democratic GAIN. During her tenure at Rock the Vote, she was credited with “reviving the 90s-era voter registration juggernaut,” partnering with heavy hitting brands like iHeartMedia, Tinder, and Verizon and cultural leaders like Young Thug, Kendall Jenner, and Lil Jon.
Ashley co-authored the Harvard case study, Civic Responsibility: The Power of Companies to Increase Voter Turnout. She has made several guest appearances on network news, including ABC, NBC, and MSNBC speaking on civic engagement.
Ashley holds a degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. She’s a Massachusetts native and a huge fan of the New England Patriots.Read Less