Outstanding Public Service

Ashley Smith, CPA
Manager, Tax Services | Swink, Smith, Coplen & Company, P.C

This award honors members who have made a difference to the community through their commitment to public service. Nominees are evaluated for their contributions to and impact on the community; diversity of service activities over an extended period of time; and level of leadership, innovation, initiative and involvement.

Ashley has made it her mission to enhance the lives of the people in her community, and she graciously gives hundreds of hours a year to help organizations that she holds dear.

Just to name a few, Ashley has been able to combine her love of baseball with her passion for helping children through Cardinals Care. She volunteers at their numerous events, and last year, her dedication earned her a plaque for over 200 hours of service and the All-Star Volunteer Award. Ashley has served in leadership positions for the local chapter of Make-A-Wish, where she plans and executes many events. This year, she has assisted with granting the wishes of two children and is currently working on a third. She also makes time to volunteer regularly at her church, and recently organized their 90th anniversary celebration.

Ashley also spearheads all philanthropic activities for her firm. She has organized volunteer opportunities for her coworkers with the Salvation Army, KidSmart, BackStoppers, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, and Friends of Kids with Cancer.