Leadership – Board Member Bio
Ashley Takitani Leahey
Ashley Takitani Leahey currently serves as the Statewide Marketing Director for Blue Zones Project – Hawai‘i and is responsible for strategic marketing and PR while providing engagement support for eight community initiatives. Ashley received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Studio Arts from Loyola Marymount University. Before diving into “real life,” Ashley traveled as much as she could, reaching different ends of the globe. Upon returning to Hawai‘i, she completed her Executive MBA degree at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa while working as the Marketing Innovation and Project Development Manager at Sae Design. Ashley is now making great use of her experience and education to raise awareness for the importance of community and individual well-being in her home state. After being introduced to Blue Zones Project and its impacts, she energetically championed the effort in her hometown of Wailuku to bring the initiative to Central Maui. An active community member on numerous non-profit boards, Ashley loves to spend her free time outdoors either in the ocean, tending to her plants or hanging with her chocolate lab, Kaimana.