Arnold, a lion at Audubon Zoo

Audubon Commission

Ashley FrancisAshley Francis

Member, Audubon Commission

Ashley M. Francis is the director of Online Learning for Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business. Prior to joining Tulane in 2020, Ashley spent almost a decade at Loyola University New Orleans as an educator and administrator, most recently as director of Online Education & Strategic Partnerships. While on faculty, she was an Assistant Visiting Professor for Marketing and Management. In 2013, she earned the College of Business Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching. She also served as MBA Director. Ashley is a mayoral appointee to the Audubon Commission, for which she serves as Secretary. She and her husband Tim are actively engaged in donating and developing art collections at many New Orleans' important institutions, including Newman. Their two daughters, Olivia and Sara, attend Isidore Newman School. Ashley earned a BA from Loyola University and an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business.