Chief Operating Officer
Linda Ashworth is Chief Operating Officer of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the chamber’s Education and Public Improvement (EPI) Foundation. She has been with the chamber since 1994, and added her role with the EPI Foundation in 2005.
Ashworth’s responsibilities include all internal operations for the chamber and its Education and Public Improvement Foundation, including all human resource functions, financial operations, membership services, workforce development and airport marketing efforts.
Before joining the chamber, Ashworth was Manager, Audit Services for Deloitte & Touche, LLP from 1985-1994. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University with dual majors in accountancy and finance.
Ashworth is involved in numerous professional development and business-related organizations. She is a graduate of Leadership Dayton and the University of Dayton’s Emerging Leader Program and is a member of American Society of Association Executives. In addition, she was named a member of the The Dayton Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” in 1999.
As a volunteer, Ashworth is involved with the TWIGS Auxiliary of Dayton Children’s Hospital and Beta Sigma Phi of Dayton. She has also served on the Boards of Clothes That Work, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley, and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.