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Ashley Russo Receives Golden Laurel Award
Executive producer and host of The PEAK TV was honored at the YWCA Bethlehem Women & Teens of the Year Awards
Ms. Russo thanked friends and colleagues in her acceptance speech. Of her positive approach to life, Ms. Russo said, "I always believed that I could do whatever I wanted do, be whatever I wanted to be because my mother believed I could and my family believed I could. I never considered not being able to accomplish my goals."
The YWCA of Bethlehem created the Women & Teens of the Year Awards in 1975 to recognize and empower women and their positive achievements in the community. In 1995, the group established the Golden Laurel award to specifically reward the volunteer and philanthropic activities of community members. Past Golden Laurel award recipients include Joanna Barnett, Marlene "Linny" Fowler, Priscilla Payne Hurd, and Susan Yee. Ms. Russo was recognized for her support of women of all ages, philanthropic efforts, and steadfast involvement in the community, including as a board member for United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit and Business Partners Council, Wildlands Conservancy, The Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital, and Donate.Local.Simple, as well as a committee member for Lehigh Valley Food and Wine Festival benefiting Northampton Community College, Northampton County Medical Society Alliance, and Equi-librium Derby Day.
Awards were also given to Marta Boulas Gabriel, Outstanding Public Servant; Laura Azzalina, Carrie Ward, and Gladys Wiles, Women of The Year; Meghan Eller, Sabrina Lin, and Leticia Patino-Flores, Teens of the Year. Proceeds from the event help provide women, girls and families with economic support and social wellness resources so they can reach their personal potential and achieve self-sufficiency. For more information, visit: http://ywcabethlehem.org/
About Ashley Russo
Ashley Russo is a two-time Emmy® award-winning executive producer and president of ASR Media Productions ~ creators and producers of meaningful media including The PEAK TV, Roey's Paintbox, Fireflies Musical Yoga, and Science Time, a co-production with PBS39. Russo, a five-time Emmy® nominee, also hosts The PEAK TV. In 2015, Ashley was recognized as one of Lehigh Valley Business' Forty Under 40 and as a Woman of Influence by the same publication in 2014. Ashley and The PEAK TV were awarded a 2015 Spirit of Volunteerism award by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley. She was also featured as a Lehigh Valley Style Woman of Style in 2013. Russo's commitment to the community is evidenced by her active involvement as a board member of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit and Business Partners Council, Wildlands Conservancy, The Auxiliary of St. Luke's Hospital, One Saturday Program, as well as a committee member for Lehigh Valley Food and Wine Festival benefiting Northampton Community College, and Equi-librium Derby Day.
About ASR Media Productions
ASR Media Productions, creators of meaningful media such as two-time Emmy® award-winning The PEAK TV, Lehigh Valley's premier lifestyle program airing locally on WFMZ - Channel 69 and nationally on DrTV. Other productions include Roey's Paintbox - Art is for Everyone, Fireflies Yoga for Kids, and Science Time, all airing on PBS39. ASR Media Productions, located in Bethlehem, PA, specializes in video and television production services, creative direction and writing, documentary storytelling, commercial concept and development, event recaps, and media training as well as marketing and social media placement that complement and enhance a company's existing efforts. ASR Media assists in the development of effective strategies for creating relationships between businesses and their key audiences. Each customized project is designed to meet our client's immediate and long-term goals. www.asrmediaproductions.com