Director of Business Services
Ashely Teasdel joined the SC Department of Commerce in 2015. She currently serves as the director of the Business Services division, which focuses its efforts on small business development, existing industry support, supplier outreach and recycling market development. With the belief that every business, large or small, deserves every benefit it can get, Ashely has dedicated her time to working with statewide partners and allies to develop services that local businesses and global enterprises can leverage to be successful.
Prior to this role, Ashely spent almost a decade working in the banking sector, focusing on small business advisory support and development within South Carolina. She served in a variety of roles, including financial center management, small business advisor and small commercial lending. Ashely is an active member of the SC Small Business Advisory Council and serves on the board for the SC Small Business Development Centers, Junior Achievement of Greater SC and Business Development Corporation (CDC) of SC.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Charleston Southern University and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Wesleyan University. She is a graduate of the BB&T Leadership Development Institute in Winston-Salem, NC and participated in the South Carolina Economic Development Institute where she received a certificate of completion.