Michael Capps, PhD, was the President of Epic Games, based in Cary, North Carolina. He stepped down from the post in December 2012.
Michael Capps serves on the board of directors for the Entertainment Software Association and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. He formerly served on the board of directors for the IGDA.
Prior to entering the game industry, Capps served as a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he specialized in defense and entertainment collaboration, virtual reality and computer graphics. For his work in these areas, he was one of 50 graphics pioneers interviewed for the ACM SIGGRAPH documentary, "The Story of Computer Graphics."
While at the Naval Postgraduate School, Capps was the producer, designer and lead programmer of the America’s Army computer game.