Ashley Hand

Ashley Z. Hand


Kansas City, MO + Los Angeles, CA

Ashley recently served as the Transportation Technology Strategist for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation. As a fellow, she developed public policy, an action plan and pilot program recommendations for transportation happiness, shared mobility, automated vehicles and other technologies which will be publicly released in August of 2016. Prior to her role with the City of Los Angeles, Ashley served as the first Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri where she created the nation’s most comprehensive smart city to date through a public-private partnership that utilizes large companies and nimble start-ups to fulfill the city’s goals, and initiated the development of a policy and operational framework to integrate technology into transportation, water and energy management for the city among other civic innovation projects.

Ashley is a registered architect and green building professional and previously worked with AECOM on sustainability, planning and design projects across North America. She is an adjunct professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy. Projects include KC Digital Roadmap, KC Smart City, Open Data Policy, and Urban Mobility in a Digital Age: A Transportation Technology Strategy for Los Angeles.