Reed & Associates Marketing (R&A) is proud to announce that Ashley Knepper, president and owner of the agency, was selected as a member of Old Dominion University’s (ODU) Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. The appointment was announced earlier this summer and will be a two-year term.
The Educational Foundation was formed in 1955 to receive, administer and distribute funds and property in the furtherance of the educational activities and objectives of the University. It provides substantial support to the University’s academic programs through endowments and annual gifts, which includes funding faculty chairs and professorships, scholarships, research, and capital construction projects.
As part of her role on the Board of Trustees, Knepper will serve on the Development Committee in support of the University’s fund-raising activities. She will be joined by other Hampton Roads business leaders, from organizations such as Willcox & Savage, P.C., TowneBank, Clark Nexsen and others. As part of this group, Knepper will be able to utilize her passion and skills to help spread awareness of the University’s academic curriculum and reach projected fundraising goals.
“I’m honored to be chosen among these elite group of professionals,” said Knepper. “Old Dominion University is an amazing institution that molds the bright minds of young adults. I have personally seen the talent that comes from the university, through team members within my own organization, and am delighted to assist in the growth of its educational programs.”
Knepper and her business partner, Dave Reed, launched R&A in early 2008. The company began as a niche media planning and broadcast production agency but has since evolved into the full-service marketing agency it is today. As a female entrepreneur, Knepper was recognized for her achievements in leadership and innovation, as well as contributions to the Hampton Road Community as a recipient of the Inside Business 2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, Inside Business 2016 Top 40 Under 40 and the Corporate VOLUNTEER Excellence Award. “I am eager to serve ODU in this capacity by lending not only my expertise in fundraising but in marketing as well.”