Video game lobbying group, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has named Stanley Pierre-Louis as its new president and CEO effective immediately. Although he was given the official title just today, Pierre-Louis has been serving as ESA’s acting CEO since the position was left vacant by Mike Gallagher last fall.
“I look forward to leading the ESA and advocating for the industry with a strong voice and clear vision,” said Pierre-Louis. “The future of our industry is bright and limitless. Video games are a part of the fabric of American culture and a cornerstone of entertainment.”
Pierre-Louis earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, after which he clerked for Judge David A. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also served on several boards including on the University of Chicago’s Alumni Board of Governors, the law school’s Visiting Committee, the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and Lincoln Center Education, the educational arm of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.