Michele Ashby is an engaged Independent Director with collective corporate board experience of 18 years on six corporate boards. She is currently an Independent Director for McEwen Mining Inc., MUX:NYSE, and MENE Inc., MENE:TSXV, as well as a subject matter expert on corporate boards, a key note speaker and an executive business consultant. Ms. Ashby is Principal & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Here, her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through her unique program, ACE Board Training for Women. Ms. Ashby is also Principal & Founder of CDI LLC (Corporate Directors Int’l, LLC). Here, her focus is on certifying board readiness, publishing board content, and developing on-line training for corporate board candidates.
Ms. Ashby has a diverse background which includes 20+ years as a gold specialist/analyst, financial expert and a successful entrepreneur. Among her achievements are the Denver Gold Group – a global trade association which has become an institution for the gold mining business, which she founded and ran for 18 years. Following DGG, she formed MINE LLC, a successful marketing firm which matched international investors and bankers with resource and energy projects in Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
She has expertise in fundamental valuation and analysis with a focus on corporate strategy and management with wide-ranging International business experience. She is an author of 3 books and a former ultra-athlete. Michele is the first woman in North America to row 24 hours on a Concept 2 rowing machine – a total of 211,036 meters in 24 hours.
Ms. Ashby has extensive non-profit and trade association board experience. She founded Dani’s Foundation, in memory of her daughter, Dani Stell, which contributed over $1 million for Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer research over 15 years. She has also served as a Board member and Chair of the Board of the Oncology Board at the Children’s Hospital Colorado