Regional Coordinators

IGDA Regional Coordinators oversee both professional and student chapters in their designated region and work with IGDA Chapter leadership, other Regional Coordinators, and IGDA Staff to provide updates, celebrate successes, problem solve, escalate, and help to ensure a successful IGDA chapter community worldwide.

2020-2021 Regional Coordinators

Houssem Ben Amor, Tunisia
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): Middle East and Africa

“[L]et’s put some spotlight on the hidden diamond.”

Tim Cullings, US
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): Canada-Western, US-Northwest

“I have been an IGDA Chapter lead for five years now and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and wisdom with the other chapter leads in the region to help give them a sense of purpose and connection.”

Tyler Cushing, US
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): US-Southwest

“I hope this program can breakdown our invisible regional barriers and help us come together to not only better our shared industry, but each other as well.”

Zane Everett, US
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): US-South

“Chapters are the frontlines for the IGDA to help members be the best they can be, and I’m looking forward to helping them thrive through the IGDA Regional Coordinator Program.”

Gwen Foster, Philippines
Pronouns: Any/She/He/They
Region(s): APAC

“The reality is the oceans in APAC shouldn’t pull us apart, and we should come together to build a stronger industry. IGDA can help bridge that!”

Yaraslau I. Kot, Belarus
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): Europe-Eastern, Asia

“Regional Coordinator Program is great idea to motivate international cooperation of chapters, unite efforts of local & help new communities in developing the industry of the region.”

Larry Kuperman, US
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): Advisor

“I am looking forward to sharing my experience with fellow IGDA members.”

Branden Middendorf, US
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): US-Midwest

“This IGDA initiative is the type of help fostering communities and career growth that I didn’t have when I was younger. Aiding the Midwest is my way of paying it forward for aspiring creatives.”

Kenji Ono, Japan
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): APAC

“IGDA expands our horizons, which tend to be locked up locally, to the world. With the game industry expanding rapidly, joining IGDA is a great way to get acquainted with developers around the world.”

Vesa Raudasoja, Finland
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): Europe-Western, AMEA

“Being a part of the IGDA Regional Coordinator Program allows me to work together with chapter leaders from around the world to share information and make new friends and colleagues – things I consider the heart of the IGDA. Community is something that stays. It’s a kind of home base. If people feel at home with their development community, they’ll want to support it.”

Carlos Reyes, Colombia
Pronouns: He/Him
Region(s): Central and South America

“[The IGDA Regional Coordinator Program] will allow us to better understand and support the needs of the community, to be closer to its members and to the people that makes a fantastic effort to bring the IGDA’s helping hand to them.”

James Seetal, US
Pronouns: They/Them
Region(s): Canada-Eastern, US-Northeast

“IGDA is a tremendous resource, not only for professionals, but aspiring game developers! I look forward to aiding the Northeast region of the US and Canada with this new program and helping local chapters!”