Since its inception in 1996 the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has relied on the leadership and direction of its board of directors. These men and women, all leaders of the interactive software industry, have volunteered their time and resources to help the Academy advance its mission of promoting awareness of the art and science of interactive games and entertainment. Each director has lent his or her talent and prestige to the common concerns of the interactive entertainment industry.
The Academy's Board of Directors is composed of the following industry leaders representing the major publishers, developers and independent development community.
The Board is comprised of:
Michael Gallagher, Entertainment Software Association
Rich Hilleman, Electronic Arts, Inc.
Don James, Nintendo of America
Min Kim, Nexon America, Inc. - AIAS Chairman
Ken Lobb, Microsoft Studios
Frank Pearce, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Ted Price, Insomniac Games - AIAS Vice Chairman
Martin Rae, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences - President
Denny Thorley, Wargaming West - AIAS Secretary
Patricia Vance, ESRB
Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Computer Entertainment