Gordon Bellamy has been elected as the new chair of the International Game Developers Association.
Bellamy, senior producer at Emerging Media yU+co, was elected to the position at the annual IGDA Board of Directors meeting held last week. "The new board members are an incredible group of leaders ready to tackle the challenges facing our industry and they join a great board," he said. "Personally, I hope to expand support to our local chapters and special interest groups and try some new things with conferences on the east coast so we can reach more members and grow problem-solving from the grassroots level."
Joining Bellamy are 1st Playable Productions CEO Tobi Saulnier, who will serve as Treasurer, and Riptide Games Founder and President Brian Robbins, who will move into the role of Secretary. First-time board members include International Hobo Ltd. writer and designer Wendy Despain, Fuzbi founder David Edery, Orbus Games President Darius Kazemi and Foundation 9 Business Development Director Jane Pinckard.
"With the new board members that have joined us we have an incredible group of leaders ready to tackle the tough challenges the industry is facing," Robbins said.
Founded in 1994 by the merger of the Computer Entertainment Developers Association and the Computer Game Developers Association and renamed the International Game Developers Association in 2000, the IGDA is a non-profit organization intended to "advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community." To learn more about the IGDA and its mission, go to www.igda.org.