The Game Manufacturers Association elected a new Vice President and new At-Large Director at the Annual Membership Meeting at Origins Game Fair.  Stephan Brissaud was elected as the new Vice President, and Marie Poole was elected to an At-Large Director position. Both positions are effective immediately.

Two previously serving At-Large Directors, Larry Roznai and Mike Webb, retained their seats for two-year terms.  Aaron Witten was also re-elected GAMA Treasurer.

Brissaud, CEO of Iello, said he’s looking forward to working with President Justin Ziran.  “I also plan to strengthen the bridges that we have built between our association and the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA),” Brissaud said. “One important project is to follow up and support the TIA lobbying effort regarding toy safety and other legislation relevant to our industry.”  

Poole is the CEO of Lone Shark Games, where she has been the leader of the company for five years. She also has many years experience in business and accounting, and over 25 years of board experience. “It is my goal to see that people who are new to the industry can receive the benefit of knowledge from our long-time members, hopefully through strong membership, education and mentorship initiatives,” Poole said.

Brissaud and Poole join the existing GAMA Board: President Justin Ziran, Secretary Brian Dalrymple, Treasurer Aaron Witten, and Directors At-Large Joe Hauck, Larry Roznai, and Mike Webb, Distributor Chair Bob Maher, Retail Division Chair Travis Severance, President Emeritus Rick Loomis and Directors Emeritus Michael Stackpole and Will Niebling.