LifePath and the PICPA are thrilled to recognize Ashley Russo of ASR Media and the PEAK TV as our 2021 Community Service Person of the Year Award Recipient!
Ashley Russo, president of ASR Media Productions, is a four-time Emmy® award-winning executive producer and host of The PEAK TV and St. Luke’s
HealthNow. A twenty-year media veteran, Ashley graduated from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is also the creator and host of a weekly podcast, Unscripted with Russo. Additionally, Russo is the Chief Operating Officer at General Magnaplate Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of engineered coating solutions. Ashley is the third generation to step into an executive role at the company founded by her grandparents, Charles and Sylvia, in 1952. At General Magnaplate, Ashley’s years of management experience are being capitalized on to improve efficiency and communication.
Deeply committed to her community, Ashley serves on the boards of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Wildlands Conservancy, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Hospital Central Services, Inc.& Affiliates (HCSC). She is also an active committee member, supporting the NCC Foundation, Equili-brium, American Heart Association and Women United, to name just a few. She regularly donates her time and talent as an emcee and auctioneer for numerous events across the region.
The recipient of several leadership awards, Ashley was most recently honored with Girl Scouts of Eastern PA’s Take the Lead award, recognized as United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Community Builder, and received the Betsy Torrence Philanthropist of the Year from Women United.
Ashley began her career as a producer on NBC’s TODAY show, Bloomberg L.P. and The Weather Channel. Her entrepreneurial spirit soon kicked in and she became a writer, independent producer and media consultant for numerous national publications and experts, including Cooks Illustrated, Prevention magazine, Women’s Day, and Weider Publications. A lifetime horse lover, Russo is a multi-time American Saddlebred world and national titled equestrian. She resides in Bethlehem with her husband of twenty-two years, Joe, and her two children, Nolan (19) and Renna (17).
You may also recognize Ashley as the host of our 2020 LifePath Virtual Luncheon! We are so happy to recognize Ashley for her work with LifePath and so many other Lehigh Valley Community Organizations!
Join us as we recognize Ashley this November at our PICPA LifePath Thanksgiving Benefit Luncheon!