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IGDA Elects New Board Members And Officers

Tom Buscaglia joins International Game Developers Association, Kathy Schoback re-elected (June 22, 2005)

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has welcomed game attorney Tom Buscaglia as its newest Board member, along with Kathy Schoback, who has been re-elected to the Board. The IGDA has also appointed new officers for the 2005-06 term.

Bob Bates, longtime industry veteran and author of Game Design: The Art and Business of Creating Games, was appointed as the new Chairperson. Existing Board member Mitzi McGilvray was appointed Secretary, and Schoback will serve as Treasurer.

"I am honored and proud to be chairperson of the organization that is the voice of the developer," said Bob Bates. "Making great games has always been about people working together and the IGDA is the ideal organization to help strengthen the community of game industry professionals everywhere."

The complete list of the IGDA Board of Directors is:
* Chairperson: Bob Bates, game design consultant
* Secretary: Mitzi McGilvray, Executive Producer, TikGames
* Treasurer: Kathy Schoback, VP of Content Acquisition, AGEIA
* Board Member: Tom Buscaglia, Attorney, T.H. Buscaglia & Associates
* Board Member: Jason Della Rocca, Executive Director, IGDA
* Board Member: John Feil, Mission Designer, Microsoft Game Studios
* Board Member: Brian Reynolds, President, Big Huge Games
* Chairperson Emeritus: Jesse Schell, Professor of Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University

More information on the IGDA Board of Directors and all IGDA programs can be found at

About the IGDA
The International Game Developers Association is a non-profit membership organization that advocates globally on issues related to digital game creation. The IGDA's mission is to strengthen the international game development community and effect change to benefit that community.

For more information on the IGDA, please visit or email


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