December 8th, 2020.–(TORONTO, ONT)–Interactive Ontario, the Provincial trade association that advocates on behalf of the Video Game/Interactive Digital Media Industry at all levels of government, announced today the appointment of five new members to the association’s board of directors, effective December 2nd, 2020.

Over the summer, IO’s executives have been hard at work recruiting new board directors,” says Jeffrey Elliott Chair of Interactive Ontario. “Our goal was to add board members with Video Game expertise, since about 80% of the industry in Ontario consists of Video Game studios. We also wanted to have better representation across the province and highlight voices that are outside of the GTA, Elliott concludes.”

Joining the board are Francis Baillet – Vice President, Corporate Affairs  Ubisoft,  Jeff Evans – CEO and Owner of Tiny Titan Studios, Mojdeh Gharbi – Co-Owner/VP of Marketing and Operations Certain Affinity, Jonathan Stanton-Humphreys – CEO of HitGrab Game Labs, and Jean-Sylvain Sormany – Studio Head of Snowed In Studios Inc..

Six directors were also re-elected for a 2-year term; Jamie Barron – CPA and Partner, BDO Canada, Colin Ferguson – CEO of SHG Studios, Tanya Lahiri – Director, RBC Ventures, Joanne Loton – Immersive & Documentary Media Producer and Storyteller, GarageGirl Media, Ramona Pringle – Professor, Ryerson RTA School of  Media; Director, The Creative Innovation Studio, and Mary Sorrenti – Vice President, Game Pill & VRGEN.

Full List of Serving and Newly Elected Interactive Ontario Board Directors

About Interactive Ontario: Interactive Ontario (IO) is a not-for-profit industry trade organization committed to the economic growth of the Ontario video game/interactive digital content industry from SMEs to multinational corporations, who produce and export video games, extended reality applications (VR, AR, MR), eLearning content, and other innovative interactive digital entertainment and edutainment applications. Home of Ontario’s Interactive Digital Media Industry Directory