Nicholas J. Ashooh
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Nicholas (Nick) Ashooh joined Alcoa in January 2010 as Vice President, Corporate Affairs, responsible for global external and internal communications, government affairs and community relations. In addition, he provides oversight to the Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in America. Nick is also a member of Alcoa’s Executive Council, the senior leadership group that sets strategy for the company.
Before joining Alcoa, Nick was Senior Vice President of Communications at American International Group. Prior to AIG, he held executive communications positions in the electric utility industry at American Electric Power, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., and Public Service of New Hampshire. He also served as Vice President, Corporate Communications for Paramount Communications Inc., a global entertainment and publishing company.
Nick is past chairman of The Seminar and The Wisemen, two of the oldest organizations for senior communications professionals. He is also a member and former director of the Arthur Page Society, and a member of the Civilian Public Affairs Advisory Committee of the US Military Academy at West Point.
Nick earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with honors from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.