Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat wrote that the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has elevated Jen MacLean’s status from interim to permanent executive director.


Alongside her permanent appointment to the role, Emily Greer of Kongregate and Zoe Bell of Big Huge Games, a subsidiary of Nexon, have joined the board of directors. Vesa Raudasoja has stepped into the role of vice-chair of the board.

“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 IGDA board of directors. “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.”

The IGDA, now in its 24th year, is the largest organization in the world serving people who make games.