Ashley Peña, Director of Finance

Ashley Peña is the Director of Finance at the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center. Ashley joined the Center in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day finance and accounting functions for the Center. She manages the accounting and payroll staff, cash flow and forecasting models, year-end close, as well as the annual audit and related reporting.

Ashley loves that she gets to do her “nerdy numbers thing” in a place with great creative energy. She has been involved in the arts in Dallas for years, joining the Center’s team after working at The Dallas Opera since 2012. She has spent the previous 10 years in nonprofit finance and accounting, and has experience in full-cycle fund accounting processes and reporting.

Born and raised in Texas, Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. When she’s not in the office, you can find her attending one of the many Oak Cliff community events and festivals, or traveling to unusual places around the world.