Shannon Gerritzen

PR, Events & Marketing Consultant

Shannon came to the gaming industry over four years ago after a career in communications in the environmental advocacy world. Sounds like a crazy jump, but she says really it was not at all. Both industries are a lot of fun, have their challenges, and full of wonderful people. She will also tell you on the sly, that gaming is a little more fun.
Shannon most recently spent the last two years as the Director of Communications and Marketing at Hidden Path Entertainment. She was responsible for the launch of DG2 and all that the launch emcompassed from the in-depth Polygon coverage, which led to a look to a book and the company's many event appearances, like PAX Prime, to creating the brand imagery and messaging. Piror to that she was the Head of PR on HAWKEN which garnered many awards and coverage. After 9 years of working in house for a major NGO and on two diverse titles, she is branching out into the world of freelance.
Shannon is also a wife, mother, sister, daughter, surfer, traveler, and an addict of puzzle games and cribbage.