Michael D. Gallagher
President and CEO, Entertainment Software Association
Michael D. Gallagher is president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing US computer and video game publishers. Gallagher joined ESA in 2007. Under his leadership, ESA engages in activities that demonstrate the influence of entertainment software on areas of daily life such as education, health, and the workplace. His interest in the broader uses of games helped ESA adopt a focus on highlighting the value of video games as next-generation learning tools and their increasing incorporation into classrooms.