Gordon Bellamy

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Gordon Patrick Bellamy
Born (1970-11-09) November 9, 1970 (age 46)
Washington, D.C.
Occupation Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association
Spouse(s) Joe Heally

Gordon P. Bellamy is an American video game executive. He has over 19 years of experience and leadership in the interactive entertainment industry. Gordon was the Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association from August 2010 until July 2012.[1][2]

Childhood[edit]

Bellamy was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Reston, Virginia. Gordon attended Beauvoir School and Kent Gardens, where he was a member of Shainisville, an 3rd grade gifted and talented class taught by Lara Shainis. Shainisville alumni include Andy Gavin, Gary Shenk, and Sarah Hung Ying. He went on to attend the Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth and Duke University's Talent Identification Program. In 1984, Gordon was a member of the National Champion Mathcounts Team from Virginia, who won the inaugural competition.

Gordon attended South Lakes High School, Philips Exeter Academy, The Virginia Governor's Schools Program and St. Paul's School. In 1987, he was chosen to join the prestigious Research Science Institute.

College[edit]

Gordon was admitted early and earned a BA degree from Harvard College in engineering, where he was also a John Harvard scholar and an AT&T/Bell Labs Engineering scholar. He wrote sports articles for the Harvard Crimson.[3]

Games Industry[edit]

Gordon has spent the past nineteen years producing and marketing interactive content, and developing strategic business partnerships with video game publishers, social media developers and technology partners.

As an executive consultant for MTV, Bellamy provided creative guidance on the content, direction and strategic marketing partnerships for the annual Spike TV Video Game Awards show and the highly rated weekly program GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley, also on Spike TV. Previously, he was Executive Director of the game industry's trade organization, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Bellamy has also played key business and product development roles at Electronic Arts, where he was named the company's Rookie of the Year for his work on the Madden NFL franchise, THQ, and Activision subsidiary, Z-AXIS. Gordon previously served as Chair of the Board of the International Game Developers Association and serves as a judge for the Promax/BDA MI6 Awards, which celebrate the best in marketing, advertising and design within interactive and game entertainment.

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