Susanna Pollack is the President of Games for Change, the leading global advocate for the power of games as drivers of social impact. In her role there, she produces the annual Games for Change Festival, the largest gaming event in New York, dubbed by national media as “the Sundance of video games.”
With a commitment to Learning and Education, Susanna launched the Games for Learning Summit at the G4C Festival in collaboration with the Entertainment Software Association. Now an annual event, the gathering attracts educators, policy makers, game studios and publishers to explore how games can be more effectively used in the classroom. Susanna also developed the G4C Student Challenge with the NYC Department of Education. The program is now scaling nationally in 2016/17 encouraging middle and high school students to design games around social issues.
Prior to Games for Change, Susanna worked across both the commercial and public sector. Over a 12 year period, Susanna held various senior level positions at BBC Worldwide Americas, most recently as SVP of the TV distribution division for the US where she led a team of 20 to raise $50m annually from co-production and sales of BBC’s award winning documentaries and scripted content.
Contact: susanna (at) gamesforchange (dot) org