Entertainment Software Association
Nika Nour is the Head of Public Affairs and Strategic Advisor to the CEO for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Nour is responsible for driving ESA’s message at the critical intersection of public and government relations, within federal and state government and the gamer community. She also collaborates on ESA’s outreach to video game players nationwide and takes a leading role in emphasizing the industry’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that capacity, Nika leads public affairs messaging, gamer community outreach, and corporate social responsibility for the trade association, which includes leveraging relationships with key policy leaders and government officials.
Before joining ESA, Nika Nour served as the Director of Communications and Creative Strategies for the Internet Association. There, she was responsible for their digital advocacy efforts, congressional district programming, and strategic partnerships. A veteran of creating and managing public policy content, Nika was the New Media Specialist for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
A graduate of the Early Entrance Program in Los Angeles, Nika is a two-time Ironman finisher and avid Batman fan. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Biodefense at George Mason University and her Masters of Arts degree in Strategic Public Relations at George Washington University. Follow her on twitter @Nika.
Keywords: Video games, stem education, women's issues, diversity, policy, public policy, tech, tech policy, net neutrality, steam education, corporate social responsibility