With the expansion into Houston, DivInc is excited to welcome Ashley DeWalt as Managing Director of DivInc Houston and Joy M. Hutton, Program Director for DivInc Houston.
With over a decade experience in brand strategy and marketing as a management consultant in sports and entertainment, Ashley serves as a mentor and investment advisor with Stadia Ventures, a globally recognized early-stage sports- and esports-focused venture capital firm with an accelerator. Ashley also provides his subject matter expertise on brand strategy and marketing, entrepreneurship, and startups as a lecturer at the University of Houston.
He’s worked with leading startups, talent, brands, and properties throughout his career, including NIKE, Adidas, Under Armour, INFLCR, Houston Outlaws, Texas A&M University, and the University of Houston. His award-winning work has been featured in national media including ESPN, Forbes, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Bleacher Report, Sports Business Journal, HBO Real Sports, USA Today Sports, and local media, including the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Journal.
Joy is the Founder of Joy of Consulting, a management consulting firm and on the go GLAM™, a beauty on demand platform that delivers hair, makeup, and nail services. Joy also serves on a number of small business councils and works with organizations that develop female entrepreneurs. She is a huge advocate of startups and small businesses. A native of Chicago, Illinois now living in Houston, Joy’s personal development continues with being a part of Leadership Houston, Class XXXVI and the Inaugural Class of Leadership ISD. Joy was recently honored by the City of Houston for her leadership in entrepreneurship. February 4, 2020 was named “Joy M. Hutton” Day.
With our leadership team in place, we’re ready to open our doors in Houston. Read more about our expansion in the Houston Business Journal and the Houston Chronicle. We look forward to seeing you online soon and hopefully in person later in 2021!