Crystal Ashby has held various senior leadership roles within the energy and healthcare sectors and has considerable expertise in government affairs, legal and regulatory matters. She is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of the US health insurance company, Independence Health Group.
Prior to joining Independence Health Group, Crystal acted as the interim President and Chief Executive of the Executive Leadership Council - a non-profit organisation that supports inclusive leadership principles and the development and advancement of Black executives. Before that, she held various senior leadership roles during a long career with BP America Inc., culminating with her appointment as Executive Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and Strategic University Partnerships and membership of its Americas Leadership Team.
She is an Independent Director on the Board of Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. and serves on the Engineering Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board at the University of Michigan. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow and a member of the International Women’s Forum and American Bar Association. Crystal was named as one of the Top 10 Influential Women in Diversity by Diversity Globe in 2020 and was named Uptown Professional’s Top 100 Executives in America and the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas.
Crystal is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the DePaul University College of Law.