Fiona Cherbak Also Runs for IGDA Board of Directors
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008--- Fort Lauderdale, FL---GameRecruiter announced today the addition of marketing executive Fiona Cherbak to their world-class game industry recruiting team. Cherbak is coming on board as vice president of marketing to provide development and management of GameRecruiter’s marketing strategy.
Cherbak is bringing nearly 20 years of marketing, publicity, business development and executive recruitment experience to her new role as vice president of marketing at GameRecruiter. Cherbak has developed global strategies and spearheaded numerous high-profile marketing campaigns for games industry organizations and companies. As a business development director and senior account manager for companies in interactive entertainment recruitment, she has created lasting client relationships and expertly filled key positions for leading games companies in a variety of departments and at all levels, including senior executive roles.
Additionally, Cherbak was recently nominated for election to the IGDA Board of Directors. Cherbak’s platform is focused on creating further solutions to issues such as quality of life, workplace diversity and gender inclusion, as well as to increase opportunities for the game community to participate in IGDA initiatives and programs Cherbak is also committed to seeking out critical strategic partnerships and funding sources that will help the IGDA achieve its global goals and provide more accessible education and resources for game students and industry newcomers. The board election closes on Tuesday, February 26: www.igda.org/board/elections.php.
Cherbak offers,“I am a passionate advocate and volunteer for the games industry. I've participated as a volunteer for numerous trade associations, providing leadership, as well as expertise in PR, business development, and strategy, which has enabled these organizations to advance their objectives on a global basis and establish permanency in their target communities. If elected, I look forward to contributing the same energy and resources to the IGDA, in collaboration with my industry peers, IGDA members and the IGDA Board of Directors.”
Howard Taule, CFO for GameRecruiter, adds,“We feel extremely fortunate to have Fiona Cherbak on board at GameRecruiter. Her excellent reputation and formidable work ethic have helped her carve a niche in the games industry as a true champion for important issues and organizations that work to resolve these issues. We are already benefiting immensely from her marketing expertise. We know she would make significant contributions as part of the IGDA Board of Directors.”
Additionally, Cherbak is on the advisory board for Women in Games International, formerly Chair for the Strategic Alliances, Development and Public Relations Committees of WIGI and a founding member. She’s a regular speaker at CMP Game Group’s Game Career Seminar series on career-related topics, as well as an advisory board member and regular speaker at the SXSW Screenburn/SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, TX.
In addition to her volunteer work, Cherbak writes and speaks on topics of workplace diversity, hiring practices, gender issues and quality of life, including participation as a speaker at the Game Developers Conference, Game Developers Expo, VGXPO, Women in Games International conferences and University of Southern California, and an editorialist for publications such as Gamasutra.com and Next Generation News. Cherbak is frequently interviewed by mainstream media on games career-related topics.
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