Ashley De Young, vice president of marketing for De Young Properties, represents the third generation to work in her family’s homebuilding business, continuing a 70-year family tradition of affordable, quality craftsmanship, earth-friendly homebuilding.
De Young joined the De Young Properties team in 2011 and serves as vice president of marketing. In this role, she manages De Young Properties’ website, online marketing, special events, social media platforms, community signage and all other forms of advertising and public relations. De Young has specifically led the initiative for De Young Properties to build a presence in social media with profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. After graduating from Clovis West High School, she studied at California State University, Fresno where she earned her degree in mass communication and journalism.
De Young Properties has built over 7,000 homes in the Central Valley, and De Young aims to continue this family legacy to build quality, innovative homes that feature the latest design trends and leading-edge amenities, while never losing sight of the most important aspect of the business – customer service.
Dedicated to the development of the local community, Ashley De Young has supported and will continue to support De Young Properties’ dedication to improving quality of life. De Young Properties gives dreams and hope to their community through supporting local schools, non-profits and community groups, such as Saint Agnes Medical Center, HandsOn Central California, Make a Wish Foundation, Court Appointed Special Advocates and California State University, Fresno. They also served as the proud builder and major donor of six Central Valley St. Jude Dream Homes benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In addition, De Young Properties stepped forward to build a home in less than one week for a local hero as part of the Emmy-award winning television show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Ashley values working alongside her family at De Young Properties, including her parents, Jerry and Paula De Young and her brothers, Ryan and Brandon De Young.
Favorite Movie: “The Notebook”
Favorite Music Artist/Band: Paramore
Last Book Read: “Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable” by Seth Godin
Business Street Online’s “40 Under 40” Ultimate Networking Event honors and is attended by some of the top business professionals in the private and public sectors in central California who are under the age of 40. The “40 Under 40” Ultimate Networking Event will be held on November 7, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown. For more information, please visit www.40u40.com.