Faces of Experience: Ashlee Warren, Conference Chair

Did you know that Experience is planned by a group of volunteers? A committee of young professionals works throughout the year to create programming that impacts the personal and professional lives of those who attend.

Ashlee Warren is the committee chair for Experience 2019 on June 6-7 at the Taubman Museum. (Sign up to be first to know when registration opens.) Warren has been working with Experience almost since it started in 2014.

She is the special projects director for Senator Mark Warner, based here in Roanoke. When she’s not working for fellow Virginians, you can find her at Experience events, on the hiking trail, or obsessing over Duke basketball.

Here are four questions with Experience committee member Ashlee Warren:

What’s your favorite thing about Experience?

Affordable programming to help YPs make connections with one another and community leaders and take their careers in the direction they want to go. Programming we provide isn’t always easily accessible to YPs, and I really enjoy being a part of making that available. Plus, I’ve met so many great people.

What’s the best thing about your job?

My main goal in life is to put positivity out into the world. With my job, I get to help others and, hopefully, bring them a bit of happiness. Having a position where I get to do that each day is really rewarding.

What super power would you like to have?

I don’t know if I would really want a super hero power, but it would be great to be a part of the wizarding world with spells and magic!

Where’s your favorite place to play in the region?

Hiking trails – Dragon’s Tooth is my favorite!


Experience, a Roanoke Regional Partnership signature talent event, partners with regional businesses to focus on talent attraction, retention and professional development. The conference and year-round events build upon the region’s livability narrative and brings together young professionals and leaders to strengthen the Roanoke Region business community.