Jennifer MacLean

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Jennifer MacLean

Jennifer MacLean was Chief Executive Officer at 38 Studios,[1] an independent game developer.

After beginning her career working with Brian Reynolds and Sid Meier at Microprose Software[2] in 1992, she joined AOL in 1996, where she became Programming Director for the Games Channel.[3] She went on to become Vice President and General Manager of Games at Comcast Corporation,[4] and the Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Game Developers Association.[3] In March, 2008 she joined 38 Studios as Senior Vice President of business development, and moved into the position of CEO in the same company on August, 2009.[1] MacLean left the 38 Studios upon its bankruptcy in 2012; dating her departure to March 2012, when she took a leave of absence.[5]

She is a frequent speaker at interactive entertainment industry events, and has earned a BA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA with a concentration in International Business from the Columbia Business School. MacLean was named one of the "Game Industry's 100 Most Influential Women" by Next Generation[6] and one of the top 20 Women in Games by Gamasutra.[7]


  1. ^ a b "38 Studios Appoints Jennifer MacLean as CEO" (Press release). 38 Studios. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  2. ^ Bye, Cody (2008-04-06). "38 Studios: An Interview with Jennifer MacLean, VP of Business Development". Master Games International. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Board of Directors". International Game Developers Association. Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  4. ^ Brady, Shirley (2006-06-12). "Q&A With Jennifer MacLean: Comcast's Guru of Fun and Games". Access Intelligence LLC. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  5. ^ Nesi, Ted (May 23, 2012). "38 Studios loses CEO and high-profile VP, LinkedIn suggests". WPRI-TV. 
  6. ^ Cherbak, Fiona (2006-09-11). "Game Industry's 100 Most Influential Women". Edge Magazine. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  7. ^ Ruberg, Bonnie (2008-05-21). "Women in Games: The Gamasutra 20". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2012-05-18.