IGDA executive director resigns

IGDA executive director resigns
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

July 30th 2012 at 8:27PM

Gordon Bellamy joins mobile giant Tencent

Gordon Bellamy has resigned from his position as the executive director of the International Game Developers Association.

Bellamy, who has taken a job as director of business development and industry relations with mobile firm Tencent, will remain with the IGDA on the board of directors for the remainder of his three-year term.

ZeeGee games CEO and IGDA board chairman Dustin Clingman will serve as interim executive director.

“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,” said Clingman.

“We wish him well in his new position.”

Bellamy served as executive director for two years, during which the IGDA has seen a growth in membership and opened several new chapters.

He also served as board chairman in 2010.

“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.”