The Worldwide Sport Builders Affiliation introduced in the present day that its government director, Jen MacLean, will step down from her function to pursue new profession alternatives. Her final day will likely be on April 14.
The UGDA is a U.S.-based nonprofit that “exists to advance the careers and improve the lives of sport builders by connecting members with their friends, selling skilled improvement, and advocating on points that have an effect on the developer group.” The group is celebrating its 25th yr.
MacLean grew to become government director in February 2018. Whereas within the function, MacLean helped open new chapters in Pakistan, Istanbul, Kenya, and Fortaleza, Brazil. She labored to create particular curiosity teams for Latinx and Muslim builders.
Present IGDA board chair Lucien Parsons will take the function of interim government director following MacLean’s departure. Parsons could have the place for one yr whereas the search is on for a everlasting government director.
“My time as government director has been essentially the most rewarding a part of my time within the video games business, and I thank the IGDA board and employees for his or her assist and laborious work to assist our builders,” mentioned MacLean in a press launch ship to GamesBeat. “I’m proud particularly of how we expanded the IGDA to really signify our worldwide mission and various membership. This was the best time for me to maneuver on and for us to discover a contemporary new voice to information the IGDA into the 2020s. Within the interim, I do know Lucien will proceed our sturdy work.”