Associate Director of Operations,
Ashton Skinner (they/them) is the Associate Director of Operations for ADL’s Education Division. Ashton has professional experience in community organizing, legislative advocacy, anti-bias education, corporate equity training, and non-profit strategic planning. They earned a master’s degree in Social & Cultural Pedagogy from ASU’s School of Social Transformation. Ashton is a proud Arizonan born and raised in Phoenix.
The Arizona Regional office in Phoenix is one of the youngest in ADL, having been established in 1983. Long before that, however, many of the same people who launched the ADL office here were involved in a successful, nationally high-profile fight to eradicate the long-standing restrictions against Jews that were observed by many of Arizona’s finest resorts. Today, the Arizona Regional Board, led by Board Chair Donna Johnson, and the office regional staff represent one of the premier civil rights/human relations organizations in the state and provide an ongoing and dynamic counter to bigotry, discrimination and hate in all forms, against any and all groups.