Ashley Knepper | In Service to the VBSPCA since 2019

Ashley Knepper first joined the VBSPCA Board of Directors in October 2019. “I was drawn to join the VBSPCA for three primary reasons,” Knepper says. “My love for animals, [CEO] Derby Brackett’s leadership style, and how actively I am able to contribute to the mission in areas where I am most qualified and passionate.”

As an experienced marketing expert, Knepper provides guidance to assist in spreading the VBSPCA’s mission across Hampton Roads. She is co-founder and president of Reed & Associates Marketing, Inc., where she spearheads the planning and implementation of effective media strategies and oversees creative efforts for their clients and brand. Philanthropy is so ingrained in Knepper that her leadership led to Reed & Associates Marketing being named a Corporate VOLUNTEER Excellence Award honoree by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads in 2014.

Knepper is deeply committed to all aspects of the VBSPCA mission. “Obviously the animals themselves are what motivate everyone to contribute but a part of our program that I have found most interesting is the educational piece,” says Knepper. “I believe a lot of good comes from our commitment to educating the community about animal welfare and homelessness.”

In addition to educating our community, Knepper encourages others to get involved to help homeless animals. “From volunteering with the animals at the shelter to participating in events around the community, there are so many ways to get involved with the VBSPCA. Sign up for our weekly Pawprint newsletter to stay connected and in the know!”

Without the support of individuals like Knepper, the VBSPCA could not sustain our mission to eliminate animal suffering. We are so appreciative of everything she does to help our furry friends!

If you are interested in serving on the Virginia Beach SPCA Board of Directors, please email Emily.Peck@vbspca.com for more information.