IGDA Announces New Acting Executive Director

In late July it was revealed that International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Executive Director Joshua Caulfield was stepping down and the organization was looking for his replacement.

According to an IDGA blog post, they have found their man, at least temporarily anyway, as Gordon Bellamy will serve as Acting Executive Director. A member of the IGDA Board of Directors since 2009—and Chairman since March—Bellamy has a long career in the game development business, with stops at Electronic Arts, THQ, MTV Networks and Z-Axis. He was also formerly Executive Director for the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) and is currently a Senior Producer of Emerging Media at yU+co.

New Chairman of the Board of Directors Brian Robbins offered this take on Bellamy:

In the past year I have seen first hand the amount of passion, energy and dedication that Gordon brings to his work with the IGDA, and as Acting Executive Director I am confident that he will help lead us through the changes we as an organization have to make to better serve our members, and the industry as a whole.

Bellamy added, “I’m deeply excited to have this opportunity to better help game developers. Serving our members by growing a strong, vibrant community and providing them with the resources they need to succeed is what this organization is all about.”

We also mentioned previously that the IGDA was shaking up its internal infrastructure by instituting a committee system. Robbins said that, “You should expect to see more changes like this from us in the coming months as we continue to transition to a structure that can better serve all of our members.”

The IGDA’s Board is still searching for a permanent Executive Director and is also looking to fill the following additional internal positions: Operations Manager, Internal Community Manager, and External Community Manager.

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