Ashley joined the firm in 1993 as an intern. She started her career in finance with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Saginaw Valley State University, which she earned while working at Gardey Financial Advisors. Ashley continued her education so as to be certified as an Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP®) and a Risk Management Specialist. She earned her compliance certification after completing a two-year program developed by the National Regulatory Services (NRS) and the Investment Advisor Association (IAA). There are 798 IACCP® designees in the United States. Ashley is one of only 20 people in Michigan to earn this designation. 

Ashley’s knowledge, skill, dedication, and leadership abilities make her an exceptional member of the Gardey team. Throughout the last 25 years, Ashley has worked in many areas of the business resulting in a depth of knowledge rare in today’s working world. Her knowledge and experience are very beneficial to both clients and co-workers. Along with being Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Operations, Ashley serves on the Leadership and Strategic Planning committees and is the Chairperson of the Marketing Committee.

Ashley lives in Freeland with her son and their two pets. Besides spending time with her family and friends, Ashley enjoys shopping, traveling, reading, golfing, and throwing steel tip darts.

About the Business: 

Gardey Financial Advisors is a hometown financial planning firm serving clients in the Great Lakes Bay Area and 16 other states from their Saginaw Township location. As a Fee-Only, Registered Investment Advisor, they are a Fiduciary. This means they will always act in their client’s best interest, ensuring advice is based only on reaching a client’s financial goals. For a free consultation, contact Cheri Gardey, 989-791-3880 or visit their website,