Ashlyn Maes

Growth & Operations Manager

For Ashlyn Maes, work starts with asking the question, “How can I help?” As Innovatemap’s growth & operations manager, Ashlyn puts that simple question into motion every day when seeking partners who want to improve their digital products or invent a new one.

Ashlyn describes her leadership style as people-centered first. She strives to “equip others to be the best they can be and create an environment where they feel seen, heard, and valued.” She formed this philosophy while a student at Saint Mary’s College, and after graduating in 2019, honed it further while working at KAR Global in procurement, learning and development, and corporate communications. As Director of Civic Engagement for the Indianapolis Orr Fellowship, her love for creating meaningful community impact deepened as she stewarded non-profit consulting projects, sustainability initiatives, civic events, and an entrepreneurship program for middle schoolers.

A self-identified “world’s biggest sweet tooth” and a sore loser in board games, you can find Ashlyn spending much of her free time immersed in the arts—painting on her own, visiting local art festivals, watching musical theater, or reminiscing about the time she directed an a cappella group in college.