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2018 Ashlee TBJ Charles Aris News

Ashlee Wagner honored as member of Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty


Congratulations to Charles Aris senior associate practice leader Ashlee Wagner for her selection as one of Triad Business Journal’s 2018 40 Leaders Under Forty.

At an event hosted Thursday night in the Elliott University Center on the campus of UNC Greensboro, Wagner and 39 other accomplished leaders around the Piedmont Triad between ages 21 and 40 were recognized for leaving indelible marks on their organizations and communities.

“I’m humbled and honored to be nominated as one of the Triad’s 40 Under Forty,” Wagner said. “I’m so thankful to everyone who has ever challenged and pushed me to where I am today, and I look forward to giving back and doing the same for the future 40 Under Forty leaders in the Triad.”


Ashlee Wagner 40 Under Forty

Ashlee Wagner (from left) with 40 Under Forty alums Chad Oakley, Allen Oakley and Caroline Wilson


In addition to their professional achievements, 40 Under Forty honorees are active in many nonprofits and civic causes, addressing issues ranging from education to poverty to social injustice while bolstering the quality of life for residents across the Triad.

In her role at Charles Aris Inc., Wagner leads financial services recruiting efforts in the firm’s Strategy & Corporate Development practice, placing A-level strategy consultants in client organizations.

To learn more about her executive recruiting practice, call Ashlee Wagner at (336) 378-1818, extension 9142, or email her at


"Thanks, Charles Aris, appreciate your dedication in finding such great talent for us to select from."

— The VP of Strategic Product Management for a Fortune 30 retailer, responding to an email informing him that Charles Aris Inc.'s candidate had just accepted the retailer's job offer.