Ashley Etienne Biography

Ashley Etienne is a former American political strategist who worked as Vice President Kamala Harris’s communications director. She is considered as one of the top aides currently working for Kamala Harris but recently she announced her exit from the job. She has been working in the White House for so long as she is a veteran of the Barack Obama administration and also served as a senior adviser to Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden.

Early Life

Ashley Danielle Etienne was born on 21st February 1978 in Texas, U.S. Ashley’s parents are Avys Etienne Poe and John A. Foreman. Her father manages the duty of outreach leader at the Gulf Coast Center in Galveston which offers help to those who are mentally disabled and suffering from HIV.

Whereas her mother worked as the tax auditor at the Pasadena office in the Workforce Commission. Etienne graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2000 and a master’s degree in political communications from Johns Hopkins University.

Ashley Etienne Career

Since 2001, Etienne has worked in political communications. She worked as the communications director for Ken Bentsen, a Texas state legislator, for two years beginning in 2001.  She was the director of communications for the United States House Committee on Oversight and Reform from 2001 to 2013, where she worked closely with Elijah Cummings.

Etienne worked as Chris Bell’s communications director in 2004, and then as the Democratic National Committee’s deputy director of the southern region. Etienne was the communications director for Al Green from 2006 until 2008.

She temporarily worked at Dewey Square Group in 2008 before becoming a spokesman for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. In 2009, she also managed her own communications agency for a short time.

She joined Nancy Pelosi’s deputy director of communications in 2013, focused on rookie members of Congress and their messaging. Ashley worked as the director of communications for Obama’s cabinet and as a special assistant to Obama after he won the election. She had preparations to go to the West Coast when Trump won the election.

Etienne was offered a job as communications director and senior advisor by Nancy Pelosi. Ashley discussed the position with Cummings, who advised her to return to Washington and accept it. Etienne was the first woman and the first person of color to be appointed to the office.

During her tenure, she was in charge of Democratic propaganda for Donald Trump’s impeachment. Anita Dunn hired her as a senior consultant for strategic planning for Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign in August 2020.

Exit from the White House

On November 18, the White House confirmed Etienne’s departure, but it is still unknown what prompted the move.  “Ashley is a valued member of Vice President Biden’s team who has worked relentlessly to achieve the administration’s goals,” a White House official told the news organization. “In December, she will leave the office to pursue other opportunities.” The announcement comes only days after Harris’ approval rating plummeted by 27%.

Ashley Etienne Biography

Real Name Ashley Danielle Etienne
Birth Date February 21, 1978
Age (as of 2023) 45 Years
Birth Place Texas, United States
Nationality American
Profession Political Advisor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 62 kg  –  in Pounds –  136 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father John A. Foreman
Mother Avys Etienne Poe


College Johns Hopkins University, Sam Houston State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Nigel Stephens
Children Vivian

Personal Life

Ashley is currently single mother who is raising her daughter Vivian. Ashley married Nigel Stephens in Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. on March 27, 2015. Etienne is a devout Baptist. Currently, on social media platforms such as Instagram, she has over 4259 followers and 122 posts and on Twitter, she has accumulated over 25k fans.

Ashley Etienne Net Worth

Being a veteran aide at the White House, she has been serving the nation with all her might. Thus, whatever she made surely came in the form of salary and other benefits a government employee receives. We can estimate Ashley’s net worth around $4 million which is just speculation.


  • Since 2001, Etienne has worked in political communications.
  • Etienne was offered a job as communications director and senior advisor by Nancy Pelosi.
  • Ashley was the first woman and the first person of color to be appointed to the office.
  • She likes interior design so much and she is really good at it. 
  • She is fond of shopping and spends her spare time collecting vintage stuff or art in the street. 

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