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Trail Blazers Announce Changes in Leadership and Basketball Staff With Focus on the Future

PORTLAND, Ore. (January 19, 2022) – The Portland Trail Blazers President of Business Operations Dewayne Hankins and Interim General Manager Joe Cronin announced promotions in leadership and basketball staff to align with future business goals.

Ashley Clinkscale has been promoted to Executive Vice President / Chief Communications and Impact Officer. In this new role, Clinkscale will continue to oversee Corporate Communications, Community and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and in addition will be overseeing Basketball Communications, Player Relations and Alumni Relations.

Clinkscale joined the Trail Blazers in 2020 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications with over 15 years of experience and has brought positive change to the organization through establishing a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department philosophy, restructuring the Community department to lead to greater impact in the community and much more.