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In-depth Knowledge Of

Nonprofits, School Districts and Colleges

Ashire Focuses on Human Services, Education,

Older Adults, Outdoor Recreation and More

Elliot Grossman, President of Ashire Communications, founded the firm so he could be an advocate for good causes. That’s why Ashire provides services to nonprofits, school districts, colleges and other organizations that help to make the world a better place.


Ashire relies on a network of professionals who offer specialized expertise, including website developers, graphic artists, photographers and videographers.


Mr. Grossman’s personal strengths include publicity, publications, writing, crisis communications, communications audits and communications management. He often advises nonprofit CEOs, executive directors and school superintendents about best practices in communications, and coaches them for news interviews.


He has served as Lakota Local School District’s interim director of communications and community relations, doing so on a consulting basis in a crisis situation. He also helped to create the Xavier Launch-a-Business Competition, better known as X-LAB, by heading a team that generated applications from more than 300 entrepreneurs who wanted guidance to start new businesses.


Before launching Ashire, Mr. Grossman worked as a journalist for the nation’s largest media companies, including Gannett, which owns The Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati.Com.

He is a former President of The Cincinnatus Association, a civic organization that focuses on education, diversity and inclusion, and government. 

Elliot Grossman has in-depth knowledge of:

  • Public schools

  • Higher education

  • Business schools

  • Partnerships & mergers of nonprofits

  • Career services

  • Legal services

  • Disabilities

  • Older adults

  • Behavioral and mental health

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Paddling, hiking and biking

  • Government and public affairs


  • Honored in the Blacksmith Awards contest, which is sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America, Cincinnati Chapter. The Silver Award recognized Ashire for developing and executing a strategy that generated 166 applications for new businesses and nonprofits in the Xavier Launch-a-Business Competition.

  • Honored twice by the National School Public Relations Association for annual reports created for The Children's Home of Cincinnati.

  • Honored more than a dozen times by the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association for reporting about courts, lawyers and legal affairs.

  • Winner of more than 30 state and national journalism awards


Leadership Roles & Community Service

  • Former President, The Cincinnatus Association, Greater Cincinnati civic organization

  • Member, National School Public Relations Association

  • Associate Member, Leadership Council for Nonprofits

  • Former Member, Cincinnati Preschool Promise Steering Committee

  • Former Member, Regional Leadership Council, Success by 6, a United Way initiative to improve kindergarten readiness

  • Mentor to students in the Penn State College of Communications



  • Taught communications arts at Xavier University in Cincinnati and journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz


Supporting the Community

Ashire Communications donates a portion of its profits to charitable causes, including nonprofits that serve older adults, people with disabilities and disadvantaged students.

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