Ashok is a corporate communications and brand marketing executive, with expertise in media relations, crisis communications, event marketing, social media strategy and internal communications. He has held leadership positions at media, marketing and entertainment companies including Publicis Media, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Product (RED) and others. Ashok holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Theatre from the California Institute of the Arts and the University of Maryland, College Park. Trained as an actor and director, he moved to New York City to work in off and off-off Broadway theatre with arts organizations like the Lark Playwrights Theatre, Desipina Productions and others. Ashok resides in New York City and the Berkshires with his partner.