The founders of A-S-K Associates, Inc. are Dr. Sheila A. Martinez and Dr. Kenneth A. Martinez. In addition to having been recognized for the development of the company into one of the outstanding small businesses in the nation, the owners have been recognized for their involvement in a wide variety of civic volunteer activities at the local, state and national levels.
Sheila A. Martinez, EdD
Chief Executive Officer/Chairman – Board of Directors
Dr. Martinez’ academic education and doctorate are in the education of young children, and prior to co-founding A-S-K, she was a professor of Early Childhood Education in the College of Education at The University of Alabama. Her initial work at A-S-K focused on the human resources department of the company as well as federal contracts for Head Start training, technical assistance and in-depth validations for Head Start grantees. Dr. Martinez has been involved in government contracting for over 40 years and has worked in all aspects of the company’s management and operations.
Bridget Walmsley, CPA
President/Chief Operations Officer/Treasurer –Board of Directors
Ms. Walmsley holds a BS in Business from Emporia State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has been with A-S-K Associates for over 20 years and is committed to cost-effective management of resources and contract performance excellence. She manages the budgetary and accounting process for multiple business partnerships and provides oversight of all operations of the company.
Kenneth A. Martinez, EdD
Executive Vice President – Board of Directors
Dr. Kenneth Martinez earned a BS in Education (Science Concentration); MS in Educational Administration; and Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to establishing A-S-K, Dr. Martinez wrote grants for University of Kansas Continuing Education before becoming Vice President of a company in Rosslyn, Virginia with a substantial portfolio of government contracts. His experience writing award-winning grant and contract proposals and his training and technical expertise drove A-S-K’s success. He led A-S-K’s business activities until his retirement in 2014.
Aimee C. Martinez, PsyD
Board of Directors/Assistant Secretary
Dr. Aimee Martinez began working for A-S-K in 2001 and joined the Board of Directors in 2010. Aimee received her BS in Journalism from The University of Kansas and currently resides in West Hollywood, CA. She earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology and completed her PsyD in 2015. Previously, Aimee was the Business Development Manager for Conscious Recovery by CLARE Foundation in Santa Monica. She is currently a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow at The Wright Institute in Los Angeles, CA.