Stanley Pierre-Louis

Entertainment Software Association

President & CEO

Stanley Pierre-Louis is the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).  The ESA serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry and owns and operates E3®, the video game industry’s premier showcase for new games and innovations.

Stanley has more than two decades of entertainment and media experience. Prior to being named CEO of the ESA in May 2019, he served as its General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, leading the legal, policy, and regulatory affairs function. Before joining the ESA in May 2015, Stanley served in senior legal roles at Viacom Inc., at the Recording Industry Association of America, and at leading U.S. law firms.

Stanley is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Clark University (Worcester, MA). He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served on the University of Chicago Law Review Board of Editors.

Stanley has served on several non-profit boards focused on the arts, advocacy and education.  Currently, he serves on the board of Games for Change, a non-profit organization that empowers video game creators and social innovators to drive real-world impact through immersive media. He also serves on the board of the National Symphony Orchestra, which is part of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.