The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is proud to welcome Ashley Page as the Director of Entrepreneurship Programs and Client Success. Ashley will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction, program management, operations, and the execution for startup and early-stage engagement programs. As the main point of contact for programs and innovation, Ashley will take a key position in creating a connected entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Ashley comes to NIACC with over 15 years of business and industry experience. She earned an Associate’s degree from NIACC, and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. Ashley grew up in Mason City and worked in her family’s small business. After graduating college, she owned and operated a tax preparation business for nine years then transitioned her professional career to the finance sector for five years where she was the accountant of a credit union. Not only does Ashley have the financial and accounting mindset she also is a photographer and owns her own photography business.
With her background in banking and finance, bookkeeping, and tax accounting, Ashley is ready to give back to the community through entrepreneurship programs, education, and networking. Ashley will use her unique combination of skills, education, and hands on entrepreneurial experience to assist North Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs in achieving their visions for growth and expansion. She is passionate about creating a culture of success in North Iowa.
Ashley lives in Mason City where she enjoys spending time with her family, whether it be on the golf course with her husband, Brock; at a hockey rink supporting her son, Parker; or at a theatre watching her daughter, Adilynn. She also enjoys giving back to her community and supporting youth organizations.