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Noise Inc.’s VP of brand experience to speak at ABWA meeting

By Staff | Jul 17, 2019


(Editor’s note: The print edition of the July 17, 2019, Island Reporter lists the guest speaker for the meeting as Emile Alfino, executive director of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. The change in the scheduled speaker was announced after the paper had gone to print.)

The Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its monthly luncheon on July 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa.

The guest speaker is Ashley Burns, vice president of brand experience at Noise Inc.

She will discuss “Staying True to Your North.”

“Finding courage to surround yourself with great people, endure inevitable challenges, and re-purpose that energy to keep going – that, to me, is career success in any capacity,” Burns said.

The journey to find joy in her professional career took Burns on a multi-state circuitous route. Private and promotional events, parks and recreation, teaching yoga on the beach at the ‘Tween Waters, joining the United States Air Force, and earning a dual MBA/MS marketing degree at the University of Tampa finally led to the discovery of her dream job back in hometown Fort Myers.

She will address the humor and irony of getting what you wish for.

“An example,” Burns said, “is joining the United States Air Force for air traffic control to see the world, and ending up in Valdosta, Georgia.”

“Ashley has an inspiring message that will touch all of us,” ABWA chapter President Gloria Garrett said. “Anyone who has had snags and uncertainty plague their professional journey will identify with her story. And it has a happy ending.”

The chapter meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and a speaker from noon to 1 p.m. The cost for lunch is $25 per person. The meetings are open to the public.

To RSVP, email info@ABWASanibelCaptiva.org or visit abwasanibelcaptiva.org.