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

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – April 9, 2016 – PRLog — Ashley Russo, president and executive producer of ASR
Media Productions and two-time Emmy® winning host of The PEAK TV, was awarded the prestigious
Golden Laurel award at the 2016 Women & Teens of the Year ceremony on Thursday, April 7th at the
event center at blue. Ms. Russo was nominated by past Woman of the Year award recipient, Virginia
Oskin, and received letters of support from Lenore Mohr, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and
Chris Kocher, Wildlands Conservancy.
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

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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