President and COO, Motion Picture Association of America

Bob Pisano has over 40 years’ experience in organizational leadership in the entertainment industry and law.

Until September 2011, Bob served as President and COO of the Motion Picture Association of America, where he was responsible for the worldwide operations of the motion picture and television industry trade association.  He also served as President and Interim CEO from January 2010 until March 2011.

Prior to joining the MPAA, he was appointed to the top post at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) where he served as National Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 - 2005.  Before joining SAG, Bob served six years (1993-1999) at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), first as Executive Vice President, then as Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors. In his capacity as Vice Chairman, he acted as chief operating officer of the organization and oversaw all of its business activities and operations. Between 1985 and 1991, Bob was Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Office of the Chairman of Paramount Pictures.

From 1968-1985 and again in 1992-1993, Bob practiced law with the Los Angeles law firm O'Melveny & Myers, specializing in business litigation and entertainment matters. During the period 1979-1983, he was the partner in charge of the firm's Paris office.
  
Bob attended San Jose State University where he received a BA in Public Administration in 1965. In 1968 he was awarded his law degree by Boalt Hall at the University of California in Berkeley, and later studied foreign and comparative law at Columbia University.

In April 2010 Bob was elected Chairman of the Motion Picture and Television Fund.  He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and serves as Lead Independent Director of Resources Global Professionals (Nasdaq  RECN).

Speaker years: 
2011