Compeer Financial has announced that Ashley Ahl, of Merrillan, will serve on the organization’s board of directors as well as the audit and finance committee. Ahl’s appointment fills a vacant position up for election this fall. A nursery and Christmas tree farmer, Ahl works with her brother on their third generation farm. She previously worked in the financial industry in Chicago, specializing in global listed derivatives. Ashley graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics, serves on the USDA Christmas Tree Promotion Board’s Promotion Committee and is a participating member of the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association. She also serves as Trustee for the Black River Falls Area Foundation, teaches cycling classes and is a volunteer youth volleyball coach. As a member of Compeer Financial’s board of directors, Ahl will help set business direction, along with monitoring and evaluating operations.