(Annapolis, Md. – July 15, 2019) The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Ashley Duckman as the vice president of government affairs. As the VP, she will lead advocacy efforts on behalf of the 4,500+ members of the Maryland Chamber before the Maryland General Assembly and on the federal level. Duckman will develop, lead, and execute the legislative strategy of the organization and maintain positive working relationships with key elected officials and members of the Administration in order to build a better understanding of and appreciation for business issues.
“We welcome Ashley to the team and look forward to having her take our advocacy work to the next level for the benefit of all Maryland business owners,” said President & CEO, Christine Ross.
Previous to joining the Maryland Chamber, Duckman served as senior director of governmental affairs and public policy for the American Gas Association. In this capacity, she assisted in managing AGA’s federal government relations goals and programs. This included advocacy and outreach on Capitol Hill on energy and environment issues including infrastructure, energy efficiency, and the role of natural gas in a lower carbon future. Previously, Duckman was responsible for AGA’s state legislative and regulatory portfolio. This included outreach to state policymakers including governors, attorneys general, state legislators and public utility commissioners across the country.
Prior to joining AGA, Duckman served as legislative assistant for former National Republican Congressional Committee Deputy Chairman Dan Mattoon at Mattoon & Associates where she assisted clients on issues ranging from telecom to education on projects and initiatives on Capitol Hill.
Duckman has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Washington College in Chestertown, MD.