The Professional Development Group is pleased to announce the addition of Ashley Russo as a Senior Consultant, leading Communication, Presentation & Media Training workshops and coaching.
Ashley works with leaders to deliver inspiring presentations and handle media inquiries with confidence and ease.
Ashley is also an experienced Master of Ceremonies who emcees fund-raising events, luncheons, presentations, sales meetings, and staged events.
Ashley, a two-time Mid-Atlantic Emmy® winner, is also President of ASR Media Productions and serves as Director of Business Development at PBS39. Ashley began her career in radio and television journalism, working as a producer for NBC's TODAY show, The Weather Channel, and Bloomberg L.P. In addition, Ashley worked as a successful independent writer, producer, and media consultant for numerous publications and experts including Cooks Illustrated, Prevention, and Women's Day.
Organizations like St. Luke's University Health Network, United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley, Lehigh University, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation have benefitted from Ashely's emcee expertise. As emcee, Ashley creates a unique and engaging event focused on the group's central message. She keeps the event running smoothly and involves the audience.
Ashley has been honored with The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's Excellence in Business - Outstanding Woman in Business award, the Bethlehem YWCA's Golden Laurel Woman of the Year, and Lehigh Valley Business' Forty Under 40 and Women of Influence.