Jen MacLean Named Permanent Executive Director of IGDA
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Jen MacLean Named Permanent Executive Director of IGDA

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The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has promoted Jen MacLean, expelling the interim tag and naming her executive director of the world’s biggest association serving people who create games. Emily Greer, CEO of Kongregate, and Zoe Bell, lead producer of Big Huge Games, have joined the board of directors. Vesa Raudasoja, who was chosen to the board in 2016, is moving into the role of vice-chairman.

With game advancement at an untouched low, MacLean’s concentration amid her term as executive director is to lead the IGDA into an association that enables developers from varying backgrounds and all edges of the globe to lead effective, satisfying careers in the business. She will uncover the IGDA’s real activities in help of this objective at GDC in San Francisco, California.

“Jen MacLean has a powerful vision for the IGDA and what it can do to make a difference in the lives of its members all over the globe,” said David Stelzer, chair of the board of directors, IGDA.

“Bolstered by Vesa’s dedication to the international community, Emily’s experience in growing a successful business and providing support to independent developers, and Zoe’s passion for making game development sustainable for families, Jen will lead the IGDA as it supports game developers around the world in improving their personal and professional lives.”

MacLean has twenty years of involvement in games, beginning as a game tester and ascending to CEO of 38 Studios and president of Story Arc Media. She was the managing director of the IGDA Foundation for over a year prior to including becoming an executive director of IGDA in September.

According to the news release, “Emily Greer helped to establish Kongregate in 2006 and assumed control as CEO in February 2014. Zoe Bell began in business as the primary producer for FrontierVille, one of Zynga’s initial triumphs. Vesa Raudasoja is an amusement advisor and group designer situated in Finland. He is working in gaming business improvement on an EU venture with Cursor and the Playa Game Industry Hub.”


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