Ashley Summers appointed director of strategic implementation at DRCOG

The Denver Regional Council of Governments announces Ashley Summers appointment to a new role as strategic implementation director in the Executive Office. Summers’ new responsibilities include facilitating the development of a portfolio of work to align with DRCOG’s strategic objectives, enabling coordination among divisions and teams and providing support and resources for project managers.

During Summers’ near 11-year tenure with DRCOG, she has served as Geographic Information Systems manager and Information Systems manager where she consistently delivered high-priority projects that added value to the organization and its member governments. Summers built on the success of the Denver Regional Aerial Photography Project, where she coordinated vendors and DRCOG partners to purchase high-resolution aerial imagery, to create a Data Acquisition Program that provides a suite of foundational datasets for the region.

Summers has served as a lecturer at the University of Colorado Denver, where she developed and taught a course in GIS project management. Summers received a bachelor’s degree in geography and anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of applied geography, geographic information science degree at Texas State University.