Leadership Team

Ashley Nichols

Vice President for Corporate Strategy & Development

Ashley has over 20 years of experience in new business development and operations. Most recently, Ashley was a Director of Federal Civilian Enterprise IT, managing an Infrastructure and DevOps portfolio across several civilian agencies including the Department of State, USAID, PBGC, and the EPA.  As Highlight’s VP for Corporate Strategy and Development, Ashley will provide leadership and guidance to the capture, business development, and proposal aspects of the business. Ashley has a BA in English from James Madison University. She is also an active ACT-IAC Fellow, mentoring and working with leadership programs through ACT/IAC.

Prior to taking on an operations role, Ashley was a Director of Proposal Services at a small company and a Senior Strategic proposal manager at a large integrator, providing end-to end proposal and capture management service from planning to production. She moved into operations in 2010 becoming a Director at CACI. Her capabilities range from managing a diverse IT program portfolio across multiple federal civilian clients, to strategic planning, new business development, opportunity pipeline management, staffing training, and full life cycle contract management.

She spends her free time traveling and lives in Arlington with her husband and dog.