Alexandria J Ashdown is a retired Managing Director of Morgan Stanley where she spent 33 years. Her career included roles in institutional equity sales, capital markets and firm management including COO of Morgan Stanley Asia based in Hong Kong. She began her career in 1980 in New York and had senior roles in both London and Hong Kong during the firm’s most expansive growth periods. In 2006, she transferred to San Francisco to manage the firm’s Private Wealth Management business in Northern California where she managed a team of over 60 advisors. In the Bay Area, Ali has served on the board of Drew High School and is presently on the Board of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. In 2008 and 2009, she was named one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times. She graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in Economics.