Allyson Peerman is responsible worldwide efforts involving government affairs, community affairs and corporate responsibility at AMD. In her role as president of the AMD Foundation, she provides strategy and tactical counsel for AMD’s successful games-based learning initiative, AMD Changing the Game, which inspires youth to learn critical STEM skills through the development of social issue games. She is also leading AMD’s NextGen Engineer initiative to help enhance engineering education. Peerman is an active member of the Austin community, where she currently serves as past president of the Austin Area Research Organization regional think tank; board member of the Austin Leadership Forum and member of the University of Texas College of Education Foundation Advisory Council. She is a sustaining member of the Austin Chapter of the National Charity League and was recently tapped to chair a national committee on education and gaming through the Washington-based Change the Equation initiative. She is a recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leader Award for her efforts in education, and has been named a “Hero for Children” by the Texas Education Agency, among many other awards. Peerman graduated with honors from the University of Texas with a Public Relations degree.