Nick Ashooh joined Alcoa in January 2010 as VP, 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 with assets of approximately $370 million. Ashooh is also a member of Alcoa's executive council, the senior leadership group that sets strategy for the company.
Before joining Alcoa, he was senior VP of communications at American International Group. Prior to AIG, Ashooh 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 VP, corporate communications for Paramount Communications, a global entertainment and publishing company.
Ashooh is past chairman of The Seminar, one of the oldest organizations for senior communications professionals. He is also a member and former director of the Arthur W. Page Society, and the member of the Civilian Public Affairs Advisory Committee of the US Military Academy at West Point.