Ashleigh Ruhl will tell you that Junior Leaguers are more than volunteers, they are a network of women who support one another and work together to build a better Long Beach.
Currently serving as President of the Junior League of Long Beach, Ashleigh joined the organization nearly a decade ago and believes in its mission to develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Among her favorite Junior League pursuits, Ashleigh most enjoyed her longtime role leading the Kids in the Kitchen Committee and coordinating what was then JLLB’s largest annual community event. She’s also served in several different positions on the Board of Directors and led special projects, including the creation of the League’s current Strategic Plan.
Besides Junior League, causes related to literacy are close to her heart. Ashleigh is actively involved with Long Beach’s Literary Women Festival of Authors and serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library.
Outside of voluntarism, Ashleigh is an award-winning newspaper writer and editor, with a news-editorial journalism degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In Long Beach, she’s most recognized for her coverage of business news and public service journalism. She also moonlights as a professional event planner, in large part thanks to her experience in the Junior League.