Hand, Ann Profile
For the past 25 years, Ann Hand has served as a market-facing executive across several industries, including live event gaming, sustainability, and consumer retail. In her current role as CEO and Chairman of Super League Gaming, Ann drives the vision of giving competitive gamers entirely new ways to enjoy the games they love through the formation of the leading platform for amateur eSports. Super League’s 16-city North America league along with compelling online experiences, rich content and membership programs is a unifying lifestyle destination for local, competitive gaming. Ann was named one of Fortune’s “Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” and at her core is a passion for brand creation and building enduring strategic partnerships. Ann earned a BA in Economics from DePauw University, MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and received executive education at Cambridge, Harvard and Stanford Universities. Having spent a significant part of her career abroad in China and the UK she holds a dual US/UK citizenship, but is a proud Midwesterner at heart.