Ashley Derby is the owner and operator of the Chick-Fil-A Restaurant South Los Angeles near the University of Southern California (USC). Derby has been with the company since she was a fifteen-year-old high school student in her hometown of Marietta, Georgia. Derby initially went to Spelman College as a theatre major. While in college, she was introduced to career opportunities within the company and changed her major to Economics. Upon graduation, Derby was accepted into one of the pipeline programs that Chick-Fil-A has for aspiring business owners. After an intensive interview process, Derby was selected to be a franchisee and spearhead the immensely popular Chick-Fil-A USC In-Line location, which opened in August 2010. She took over the restaurant in August 2011.