February 8, 2010
Former AIG executive to discuss crisis communication
Ashooh was senior VP of communications amid bailoutEvent Information:
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010
Time: 7:15 a.m. – Registration,
Place: Alumni Memorial Union
Ballroom, 3rd Floor
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
MILWAUKEE—Nicholas Ashooh, former senior vice president for corporate communications at American International Group, will discuss “Crisis Communication: Navigating AIG Through the Storm” Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the third-floor ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The free, public event will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m.; the program will start at 7:30. Registration is required and available online
Ashooh, who in January became vice president of corporate affairs at Alcoa, led AIG’s crisis communication response efforts during the federal bailout of the insurance giant, which many observers deemed “too big to fail.”
Ashooh has also held leadership positions in corporate communications with American Electric Power, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., Paramount Communications Inc. and Public Service Company of New Hampshire. He is a member and past board member of the Arthur Page Society, a past board member of the Institute for Public Relations, and a former chairman of the Public Relations Seminar and The Wisemen, two of the oldest public relations groups in the U.S. He also serves on the Civilian Public Affairs Committee of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
A Marquette alumnus, Ashooh earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with honors, in 1976.
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy and an award-winning journalist, will moderate the discussion.
Media interested in attending should contact Christopher Stolarski in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-1988 or email@example.com