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Jen MacLean

Jen MacLean is the Executive Director of the IGDA, the largest professional association for game developers in the world, and the IGDA Foundation, which supports a more diverse and inclusive game development community.

From the start of her career in 1992 as a playtester at Microprose Software, through senior roles at AOL, Comcast, 38 Studios, and StoryArc Media, Jen has managed game development, strategy, marketing, business development and partnerships across multiple gaming platforms.

Jen earned a BA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA with a concentration in international business from the Columbia Business School.

She was named one of the “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Next Generation, one of the “Top 20 Women in Games” by Gamasutra, and is a frequently-requested speaker at interactive entertainment industry events.