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Natalia Luna Ashley

Natalia Luna Ashley

Texas State Ethics Commission
Executive Director
Austin, TX, USA

Natalia Luna Ashley is currently the Executive Director of the Texas Ethics Commission and has served in that role since May 2014.  Prior to that, she served as Interim Executive Director and Special Counsel.  Natalia has also served the Commission as General Counsel for seven years, and prior to that as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Director of Enforcement.  In her current role, Natalia directs all operations of the Texas Ethics Commission and reports to an eight member board and serves as counsel to the board on complex laws including the campaign finance law, lobby law, conflict of interest law, and gift law. Natalia advises public officials and employees at all levels of state government, serves as legislative liaison between the Commission and the Texas Legislature, and testifies before legislative committees.  Natalia provides training to appointed officeholders, candidates and elected officials at all levels of state government, public servants at all levels of state government, and Texas lobbyists.  Natalia has worked on or overseen the processing of thousands of complaints.  Natalia’s responsibilities have also included writing advisory opinions and rules.

In 2005, Natalia was presented with the Texas Ethics Commission Distinguished Service Award for her work in upholding ethics laws in the State of Texas.  In September 2011, Natalia traveled to Honduras under the auspices of the US Department of State to speak about the Texas ethics laws.

Natalia graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Finance and Marketing. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

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