Emily Ashby is an Associate Manager, Americas, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Ashby joined the U.S. Chamber in October 2018. In her role, Ashby supports the work of the U.S.-Colombia Business Council, strengthening the commercial relationship between the United States and Colombia and advancing their common economic priorities. In addition, she supports the Coalition for Rule of Law in Global Markets, which makes the business case for transparency and good governance in the region, and the Americas Business Dialogue, the private sector representative to the Summit of the Americas.
Previously, Ashby worked as an associate with Walmart’s Global Government Affairs team, where she concentrated on government engagement strategies in Mexico and Central America, and as a Fellow for Latin America at McLarty Associates, where she tracked and analyzed public policies for major U.S. investors.
Before beginning a career in government affairs, Ashby served as an M&A paralegal for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP in São Paulo, Brazil. She also spent a year as a Fulbright scholar in Lisbon, Portugal, studying Azorean-U.S. migration.
Ashby holds a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College and an M.A. in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with concentrations in International Trade and Investment Law and Latin American Studies. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish and has lived extensively in Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Japan, Brazil, and Albania.