Nov. 6, 2018: Katie Ashley plans to resign on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, as the Tennessee Governor’s Office Director of Legislatiion, Gov. Bill Haslam announced on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Ashley, of Franklin, is resigning to take a position as the senior adviser for government affairs and economic development at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. Ashley worked for Haslam for the past eight years. After working on his 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Ashley started at the Governor’s Office as a Legislative Liaison, rising through the ranks to ultimately be Haslam’s Chief Legislative Adviser in 2017. At her new position, Ashley is scheduled to be based at Bradley’s Nashville office, where she is scheduled to be a member of the company’s governmental affairs and economic development practice groups. Ashley was previously the scheduler for the Haslam gubernatorial campaign and the Constituent Relations Manager for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Martin.