Business Ethics Advisor, Speaker, & Thought Leader

  • Top 40 Under 40, Woman of Influence, YWCA Rising Star, Next Generation Leadership Award
  • Former Chief Compliance Officer at a Fortune 500
  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Keynote speaker, presenter and workshop facilitator


Ashlee Foltz
I am at my best working with clients who are ready to wake-up and live out their core values. Being good is good business.
Ashlee Foltz is Founder of ACF Consulting Solutions where she gives organizations a strategic edge through ethics guidance and crisis avoidance. She has a track record of success in business ethics, law, and government relations. Ashlee empowers clients to become intentional about how they do business.

Ashlee serves as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and advisor on the topics of business ethics, corporate consciousness and organizational culture.

Certifications and Awards:
Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional
International Business Ethics and Compliance Certificate
Six Sigma Green Belt
40 Under 40 Award by Cincinnati Business Courier
Woman of Influence Award by LEAD Magazine
Next Generation Leader award by LEGACY
YWCA Rising Star

Experience Highlights

  • Chief Compliance Officer at Cintas Corporation
    Led across a $6.5B enterprise with 43,000 employees and 400+ locations
  • Ethicist in Residence at Xavier University
    Advisor and lecturer on current business ethics trends and impact

Education Highlights

  • Juris Doctor
    University of Dayton School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Centre College


  • Conscious Capitalism
  • Gender Equity

Questions & Answers

Why did you choose business ethics as your focus?
Business ethics allows me to use both my legal and business experiences to advise organizations on how to live out their values.

Business ethics is at the crossroads of what an organization is legally able to do and what it SHOULD do. My corporate law side analyzes how decisions affect the company, while my expertise in business ethics assesses how those decisions affect everything.

If you could trade jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
Elon Musk. He's running two world changing companies: electric car maker Tesla and private space exploration company SpaceX. These are companies that are reimagining life as we know it.
What are you working on right now?
I'm currently working on content for several upcoming webinars.
What are your long-term goals?
Continued self improvement.
Best advice you've ever received:
Always choose the harder right over the easier wrong.


Being Good is Good Business

On this episode of the Principled podcast, host Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames interviews Ashlee Foltz, founder of ACF Consulting Solutions and the former chief ethics and compliance officer of Cintas Corp. Ashlee describes her own journey into the ethics and compliance field, her passion for business ethics, and how best to integrate the function into an organization. During the episode, trends in business ethics and drivers for socially responsible companies are discussed, as well as how to...


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