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Gordon Bellamy, Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association
Gordon has served as the Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association since November 2010.
He has spent the past seventeen years producing and marketing interactive content. He also develops strategic business partnerships with video game publishers, social media developers and technology partners.
As an executive consultant for MTV, Bellamy provided creative guidance on the content, direction and strategic marketing partnerships for the annual Spike TV Video Game Awards show and the highly rated weekly program GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley, also on Spike TV. Previously, he was Executive Director of the game industry’s trade organization, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Bellamy has also played key business and product development roles at Electronic Arts, where he was named the company’s Rookie of the Year for his work on the best-selling Madden Football franchise, THQ, and Activision subsidiary, Z-AXIS.
Gordon previously served as Chair of the Board of the International Game Developers Association and serves as a judge for the Promax/BDA MI6 Awards, which celebrate the best in marketing, advertising and design within interactive and game entertainment.
Gordon grew up in Reston, VA. During his youth, he attended the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth and Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. In 1984, Gordon was a member of the National Champion MathcountsTeam from Virginia, who won the inaugural competition. In 1987, he was chosen to join the prestigious Research Science Institute.
He earned a BA degree from Harvard College in engineering, where he was also a John Harvard scholar and an AT&T/Bell Labs Engineering scholar. Gordon resides in Los Angeles, California.
Gordon was interviewed at the annual Game Developers Conference this past spring. The interview is below: