The Business of Gaming

Sharon Andrews ’92 MBA is vice president of operations for the Competitive Gaming Division of Electronic Arts.

By Cynthia Tintorri

Growing up, Sharon Andrews ’92 MBA was a fan of video and arcade games. Years later Andrews turned a childhood passion into a successful career in gaming, an industry with revenues in excess of $138 billion in 2018. 

Sharon Andrews ’92 MBA

Sharon Andrews ’92 MBA

Andrews is vice president of operations for the Competitive Gaming Division of Electronic Arts (EA), a division focused on the rapidly growing esports market. The Redwood City, California-based interactive entertainment software company’s portfolio includes gaming favorites Madden NFL, EA Sports FIFA and APEX Legends, all of which are part of EA’s esports lineup. She also serves on the Nielsen Esports Advisory Board with other industry stakeholders including Sony PlayStation, Google YouTube and Twitch.

“Being a part of EA is exciting as we continue to provide our players more opportunities to play, compete and watch,” Andrews says. 

She says her Lehigh MBA gave her “a great foundation to understand business and management that would have taken longer to acquire in the workplace alone.” 

Andrews is a private pilot and volunteers for two nonprofits: Pilots N Paws, flying animals nationally from shelters to rescue groups, and Angel Flight West, providing transportation for children and adults with serious medical conditions. 

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