Ashley Saunders

Ashley H. Saunders is UCOR’s End States and Federal Land Reuse Manager, responsible for all aspects of reindustrialization and closure of the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), which includes remaining soil and groundwater remedial actions. She also oversees the new Heritage Center Enterprise, which includes Environmental Management to Legacy Management transfer and National Historic Preservation.

Ashley previously served as UCOR’s Chief of Staff, responsible for coordinating the resources required to deliver the President’s operational vision and support achievement of DOE-related corporate goals and missions.

Ashley joined UCOR in 2015 as Government & Stakeholder Relations Manager. Her work included activities and strategies to strengthen existing relationships and foster new alliances with government officials and stakeholders at all levels. In September 2016, she assumed the role of External Affairs, Communications & Community Programs Manager—directing internal and external communications as well as the company’s community advocacy program.

Prior to joining UCOR, Ashley served as Program Director for the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC), where she worked with other organizations, elected officials, and businesses in Knox, Anderson, Roane, and Blount counties to promote the values and impact of ETEC membership through weekly meetings, member orientations, member communication, and community involvement.

She was also a Communications Graduate Assistant at the Y-12 National Security Complex, where she wrote and edited publications and led internal campaigns for the Technology Transfer organization.

Ashley has a bachelor of arts degree in Communications from the University
of Tennessee. She was a recipient of East Tennessee Economic Council’s 2019 Postma Young Professional Medal, which honors the accomplishments of young professionals who have made an impact on the community. She has also been selected to serve a three-year term as a University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associate.