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Jen MacLean

From the start of her career 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 London Business School and 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. As the Executive Director of the IGDA and IGDA Foundation, Jen works to support a more inclusive industry, with the ultimate goal of enabling every person in the world to find joy in games.