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Xbox names former IGDA exec director Jen MacLean as GM of creator partnerships

MacLean hopes to help Xbox developers create "the very best player experiences."

Chris Kerr, News Editor

September 21, 2021

1 Min Read

Former IGDA executive director Jen MacLean has joined Xbox as the general manager of creator partnerships.

MacLean, who remains on the IGDA Foundation board, most recently worked as the head of worldwide businesses development for small and mid-sized developers at Amazon Web Services.

In her new role at Xbox, MacLean explained she will "lead the team responsible for third party business development and account management on the Xbox platforms."

"As a longtime gamer, I can't imagine a better way to support devs around the world in creating the very best player experiences and building successful companies," she added in a post on Linkedin.

MacLean has spent decades working in the games industry, including stints at other high-profile companies like Comcast, 38 Studios, and StoryArc Media.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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