IGDA Executive Director Gordon Bellamy Steps Down

Rejoins Board of Directors; Search for Replacement Underway

MOUNT ROYAL, NJ – July 30, 2012 – The International Game Developers Association’s (IGDA) Executive Director Gordon Bellamy is stepping down after two years to take a position with Tencent as Director of Business Development and Industry Relations.  Dustin Clingman, chair of the board of directors, and CEO, ZeeGee Games, will serve as the interim Executive Director until a suitable replacement is found.

“Gordon has done great things for the IGDA.  He has been a tireless and thoughtful champion publicly as well as behind the scenes for our community,” Clingman said.  “We wish him well in his new position.”

During Bellamy’s two years as executive director, the association began several new programs and saw a marked increase in membership and chapters.  Among the programs Bellamy spearheaded was the expansion of the IGDA’s Scholars program.

Before becoming executive director, Bellamy was a member of the IGDA board of directors, serving as Board Chair in 2010.   He will now rejoin the board and finish the third year of his board term.

“It is a great privilege to serve our global development community,’ Bellamy said. I want to thank our leaders and their inspiring colleagues who paved the way for me to have the opportunity to serve our community.  As I enter my 20th year in our craft, I will still be very much involved with its leadership as we move forward. It is incumbent upon developers to value and help other developers.”

About the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
In its 17th year, the International Game Developers Association is the largest non‐profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. The IGDA is committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. For more information on the IGDA, please visit www.igda.org.

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rob Brown
The Bohle Company for The IGDA
(310) 785 0515 Ext. 231
robert@bohle.com

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