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Josh Vlasto
Josh Vlasto Managing Director New York

Josh Vlasto

Josh Vlasto previously served as vice president and head of corporate communications at MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, the operating company owned by Ronald O. Perelman, where he ran communications for Mr. Perelman and all MacAndrews’ platform companies. During his time at MacAndrews & Forbes, Josh managed corporate communications and investor relations for the public and private companies owned or controlled by MacAndrews & Forbes. Josh developed and implemented communications strategies -- including internal, external and investor related communications -- for major transactions, acquisitions, debt financing matters, senior management changes, as well as major corporate events, product launches and crisis management. He also was in charge of communications for Mr. Perelman and the Perelman Family Foundation. In addition, Josh advised on and implemented state and local government relations strategies. Josh also led operations and publication at The Independent, an East Hampton newspaper owned by Mr. Perelman.

Mr. Vlasto previously served as Chief of Staff to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and prior to that Deputy Communications Director. From 2004‐2010, Mr. Vlasto worked for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, first as Legislative Aide for transportation and homeland security and then Press Secretary 2007‐2010. Mr. Vlasto graduated from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 2004 and previously served on the university's Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Board of Trustees and executive committee of the Educational Alliance, a Lower Manhattan not-for-profit offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socioeconomic opportunities, and represented Mr. Perelman on the Board of Trustees of the Apollo Theater.

Josh lives in New York City with his wife Megan and their three boys Eddie, Charlie and Louie.