Andrew Bowins, Senior Vice President, Communications & Industry Affairs
Andrew Bowins is the Senior Vice President for Communications & Industry Affairs for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Mr. Bowins leads a world-class team responsible for positioning ESA, and the video game industry, as a driving influence in the world through partnerships, events, media outreach, digital and online, research, and member communications. The role includes management of the video game industry’s flagship annual event, E3, and responsibility for guiding the ESA Foundation.
A proven change agent and disciplined corporate brand and reputation executive, Bowins has deep experience in issues management and worked with industry leading companies like Amazon, Dell, Nintendo, Nokia, Samsung, and MasterCard. By combining his in-house and agency experience, he became a respected counselor for his ability to build impactful teams that span the gamut of communications.
His experience as a corporate executive includes international management experience for regions including the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
PR News recognized Bowins as “Brand Marketer of the Year” and he was an “Industry Innovator” in The Holmes Report’s Annual In2 Top 25 Innovators rankings for 2014. The Bulldog Group named Andrew as the “Digital Communicator of the Year” and the Holmes Report named his team at MasterCard “Company of the Year” for PR excellence. Andrew was inducted into PR News Hall of Fame in 2013.
Outside of his profession, Bowins carries a passion for life and is a dedicated father who is sponsoring his daughter’s belief that “you can do and become anything you imagine.” He also is an aspiring/recovering musician who enjoyed life on the road in the 1980s as a guitarist for Tinted Vision.