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Ashley Kalus, MPA 

Ashley Kalus, the CEO of Adhereon, is a medical industry entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience creating and growing businesses.

Prior to her role at Adhereon, Ms. Kalus created the largest cosmetic surgery practice in the Midwest by anticipating the commoditization of the cosmetic surgery market, introducing retail installment loans into surgical financing, and vertically integrated the business to include accredited surgical facilities. The result is a multi-million dollar cosmetic surgery brand currently in two states with plans for further national expansions. Ms. Kalus started her career in Management Consulting at Accenture in the Communications and High Tech Industry Division where she worked on large scale system implementations and business process outsourcing for Fortune 100 companies. 

Ms. Kalus has two Masters Degrees awarded with Honors from the London School of Economics (Economic Policy with a focus on Regulation) and Columbia University (Security Policy).  She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance (Investments) and a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has won numerous academic and service awards for her civic work which has included serving as political campaign staff, consulting with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, serving as a District Court Mediator and the Pew Foundation Civic Engagement Fellow.

Ashley’s disciplined, goal-oriented approach to life and unbridled love of learning has led to a 2001 Golden Gloves boxing title, a spot as a Division I rower in college, and mean goat herding skills acquired during her time living with a Mongolian family in the Gobi desert.