(September 21, 2022 – Toronto, Ontario) – Interactive Ontario, the provincial trade association that advocates on behalf of the Ontario Video Game/Interactive Digital Media Industry at all levels of government, announced today the appointment of five new members and the re-election of six others to the association’s board of directors, effective September 20th, 2022.

“Interactive Ontario represents a cutting-edge industry that leads the province in creating techno-creative jobs,” says Interactive Ontario Chair Jeffrey Elliott. “Our new and returning board directors are uniquely qualified to strengthen Ontario’s reputation for developing world-renowned interactive experiences, industry-leading talent, and achieving our long-term goal for growth and prosperity for our industry in Ontario,” concludes Jeffrey.

The new members of the Interactive Ontario Board of Directors include George Geczy – Co-Owner at Battlegoat Studios, Mark Laframboise – Co-founder & President at Lightning Rod Games, Jim Lamoureaux – Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Affairs at Electronic Arts, Julien Lavoie – Director of Corporate Affairs – Ontario & Western Canada at Ubisoft, and Remi Weiss — Senior Legal Counsel, Gameloft.

Six members were also re-elected for another 2-year term, which includes; Jamie Barron – CPA and Partner at BDO Canada, Mojdeh Gharbi – Co-Owner/VP of Marketing and Operations at Certain Affinity, Ramona Pringle – Professor, Ryerson RTA School of Media; Director at The Creative Innovation Studio, Mary Sorrenti – Vice President at Game Pill & VRGEN,
Jonathan Stanton-Humphreys – Founder/Senior Advisor at BizBoost.ca and Jean-Sylvain Sormany – Studio Head at Snowed In Studios Inc.

“Our board of directors is committed to our amazing video game and interactive digital media ecosystem in Ontario,” says Interactive Ontario CEO & President Lucie Lalumière. “We have an ambitious vision for our sector and are looking forward to the coming year.”