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Asha Pinkney Gillus

Board Member

Asha Pinkney Gillus is the Vice President of Human Resources at AGU. In this role, Asha provides strategic leadership to attract, develop, and retain the best available talent. She is responsible for leading the development and implementation of talent management, leadership development, recruitment and selection, legal compliance related to employment matters, compensation strategy, employee relations, diversity inclusion and belonging, employment practices and procedures, and
employee wellness.

Asha has over 20 years of senior human resources management experience. Before joining AGU, she worked at multiple nonprofits, including Pathfinder International, Martha’s Table, and the National Governors Association. She has built her career on creating highly functioning HR teams. Preceding her nonprofit career, Asha was an emerging leader with General Dynamics, one of the world’s largest global aerospace and defense companies.

Asha holds an M.P.S. in human resources management from Georgetown University and a B.A. in business administration from Bennett College for Women. She is also a certified HR professional. Asha speaks frequently on the topic of talent management and employee relations. She currently serves on the boards of the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County and Emory Fellowship. She is a proud fourth-generation Washingtonian. Together with her partner, Asha has five children and one grandson.

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