Daniel AshAuthor: CFFPP . Date: May 24, 2017
Daniel O. Ash is chief marketing officer for The Chicago Community Trust. As lead brand manager, he is responsible for developing, overseeing and implementing communications, and the marketing, public and government relations strategies that advance the Trust’s mission to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and the prosperity of our region.
Prior to joining the Trust, Ash spent 10 years as vice president at Chicago Public Media, production home of WBEZ/91.5FM (Chicago’s primary NPR station), This American Life, Sound Opinions, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me and Vocalo.org.
Ash’s professional career has been focused on developing and using marketing and communication tools to advance social causes. He has worked exclusively in the nonprofit sector on issues including poverty, adolescent health and HIV/AIDS care and prevention. The early stage of Ash’s professional career included leadership roles at Sergeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago Department of Public Health, Center for Family Policy and Practice and the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health.
Daniel earned a M.P.P. from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Economics from Oberlin College. He also completed a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship at Princeton University. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Ash resides in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood with his wife Sarah Karp and their three sons DeVonte, Josiah and Zion.