Stephanie Asher is a management consultant, best-selling author and Mayor of the City of Greater Geelong since 2019.Elected as a councillor in 2017, Stephanie’s focus is on delivering real and practical outcomes for local residents.As mayor of one of the largest regional councils in Australia, Stephanie has led the City’s health and economic response to COVID-19.Overseeing an annual budget of more than $500 million, Stephanie has worked to drive greater council accountability and governance.Stephanie has worked to deliver essential services, safer roads and fund vital local facilities such as the north Bellarine pool in Drysdale.With her strong focus on the community, Stephanie has been actively involved in a number of volunteer and community organisations. She is a former director of Barwon Regional Waste Management Group, Committee for Geelong, Bethany Community Support, Geelong Library Corporation, Kids Plus Foundation and a former vice president of Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club.Stephanie earned her degree at Monash University and started her career in public relations and corporate communications. At age 27, she established her own management consultancy business, which is still going strong more than two decades later. As managing partner of Geelong Consulting Group, Stephanie leads a team of professionals who deliver project outcomes across greater Geelong and Melbourne. This includes programs and projects for a broad range of Australian companies in the retail, mining, financial and education sectors.Stephanie is also the author of the authorised biography The Trailblazing Story of Susan Alberti - The Footy Lady. This is now into its third reprint.With a record of delivering for regional communities, Stephanie wants to represent Corangamite as a strong, positive voice and get results across the region.Stephanie lives in Ocean Grove with her husband Rob and three teenage children.She is a keen runner and surf life-saving member, and passionate about protecting the environment for future generations.