Ashley Deschenes has been with Kansas City’s Local 2 for six years, working at an architectural shop for the first three before moving to a specialty shop. Additionally, Ashley has spent the last two years working hard to grow her local’s Women’s Committee, where she was elected chairperson in 2022. Within her local women’s group, Ashley has worked closely with the LGBTQ+ community in order to recruit and retain a more diverse SMART membership. This year, she has seized the opportunity to get involved in the SMART International Women’s Committee, and she has also started working with two SMART Women’s Sub-Committees: Increasing Women and Parental Support/Resources. Ashley is eager to see where this career takes her and her family of seven!
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