The IGDA is continuing the reorganization of our infrastructure to better serve our members. Earlier this year the Board of Directors enacted a new committee system, to better focus on the primary needs of the organization. Each committee is chaired by a board member and they include Membership, Policy/Advocacy, Events/Sponsorship/Partners, Technology, Marketing/Communications, Special Interest Groups and Chapters.
Members-at-large and other directors also sit on these committees, allowing a broader base of game developers an opportunity to drive organization-wide efforts in these areas. Each committee will be profiled in the coming months in the newly relaunched IGDA Perspectives Newsletter.
The Board of Directors will also be launching a search for a new Executive Director as Joshua Caulfield, who has held the post for the last year, will be leaving the IGDA to become the Executive Director of an association for architecture students.
“It’s just time for the next step in my career,” said Caulfield. “I think the IGDA is headed in a great direction, and I look forward to helping to make this a smooth transition.”
Joshua’s final day with the IGDA will be in August.
“We wish Joshua the best in his future endeavors,” said the chair of the Board of Directors, Gordon Bellamy. “It’s absolutely an amicable parting, and we appreciate all the hard work and dedication Joshua has poured into being our Executive Director over the last year.”
“We’re going to come through this a stronger, better organization and we’re making our volunteers an integral part of the change,” said Bellamy. “We’ll keep everyone informed as these roles are filled in the coming weeks and as the IGDA continues to evolve.”