The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today announced that Aubrey Quinn has joined the ESA as Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, reporting to President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis. Quinn will be responsible for leading the trade association’s integrated communications efforts to showcase the video game industry’s growing impact on people, culture and the economy.
“We could not be more excited about harnessing Aubrey’s expertise, vision and energy to amplify the positive impact of video games in society and in our daily lives,” Pierre-Louis said. “Aubrey’s experience will be invaluable in helping consumers and policymakers alike understand the pivotal role video games play as the leading form of entertainment today.”
Quinn joins the ESA with nearly 20 years of communications and public affairs experience. Most recently, she served as Partner & Chief Operating Officer at Clyde Group, during which she provided strategic counsel to the ESA as an agency partner. Her earlier career included roles at boutique agencies and at organizations such as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, where she helped introduce the national campaign for Extra Life. She serves on the board of Generation Hope, a non-profit organization that seeks to ensure teen and student parents can experience economic mobility through educational opportunities. Quinn is also the recipient of several prominent industry awards, including the Ragan's Top Women in Communications award, the PRovoke Innovator 25 list, Washington Business Journal's 40 under 40 and PRNews’ Top Women in PR.
“The video game industry is leading the world in innovative and interactive entertainment, while solidifying its role as a force for social good, economic growth and development,” Quinn said. “We will continue telling the stories of the creatives, designers, developers and others who — through their incredible work and new game experiences — are helping to elevate the role of play in the way we engage and interact with one another.”
This news comes as the video game player community continues to expand. The ESA’s 2022 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry report, released earlier this year, found that 97% of all Americans value the benefits of video games. More than 65% of Americans play video games — which translates to more than 215.5 million players from all walks of life.
For more information on the ESA’s policy priorities and how the video game industry is driving economic opportunity, visit https://www.theesa.com/.
About the ESA
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry. Its members are the innovators, creators, publishers and business leaders that are reimagining entertainment and transforming how we interact, learn, connect and play. The ESA works to expand and protect the dynamic marketplace for video games through innovative and engaging initiatives that showcase the positive impact of video games on people, culture and the economy. For more information, visit the ESA’s website or follow the ESA on Twitter @theESA.
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