Simone Pero

Marketing & Media Advisor, Impact Producer

Simone is an integrated marketing strategist and producer of issue-driven media. She is the president and founder of For Impact Productions, a strategic advisory practice dedicated to social, commercial, and policy change through visual storytelling. Simone is known for strategic thinking, creative leadership, and keen ability to connect the dots across sectors. She has served in a number of executive roles, including Vice President for Corporate Communications at MTV, Director of Communication and Marketing at Rainbow Media/Cablevision, and Vice President, External Affairs for Taproot Foundation. She was also a public policy specialist at the U.S. Department of Labor and on the advance team for Clinton/Gore ’96. Today, she counts a swath of visionary projects, organizations and initiatives among her clients including the Emmy-nominated Sundance & CNN hit ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, the upcoming feature film THE TALE starring Laura Dern and Common, and THE C WORD movie executive produced by Morgan Freeman. Simone is on the leadership team and faculty for the Stony Brook Killer Films MFA in Film program, serves on the Executive Board of Directors for New York Women in Film and Television and is an alumna of the Sundance Institute Producers.