Ashley La Russa is the Downtown Projects Manager at Downtown Tucson Partnership. She is responsible for coordinating special projects, programs and events, staffing monthly committee and board meetings, and providing administrative support to the CEO. As a member of the Merchants & Retail Council, Ashley actively communicates upcoming programs and events with businesses.
She previously served as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion (DiveIN) committee at Arizona Theatre Company. Ashley was the Company Manager for the 2015-2016 season and from 2008-2015 was an Assistant to the Stage Manager. Ashley was also the Production Stage Manager for the department of Learning & Education’s Summer on Stagefrom 2010-2014. Other local credits include volunteering at Film Fest Tucson and stage managing with The Rogue Theatre. Ashley earned her BFA in Theatre Management from Sam Houston State University.