The Academy of Arts and Interactive Sciences (AIAS) has announced today that Frank Pearce, Co-Founder and VP of Product Development at Blizzard Entertainment, has joined their board of directors.
The AIAS, if you're not familiar with the group, is a "professional video games organization advancing the artistic values of the interactive entertainment community".
The group released a statement earlier today, confirming the appointment, saying:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Frank Pearce to the Academy Board,” said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “Blizzard Entertainment’s games, their community and their management team epitomize success in the game business and we look forward to having Frank’s valuable perspective on the Board.”
“I’ve always appreciated the Academy’s commitment to advancing the gaming medium and fostering creativity within our industry,” said Frank Pearce. “I’m honored to be chosen for this role on the Board, and I look forward to drawing on my experiences at Blizzard to help support and contribute to the AIAS’ ongoing mission.”
“There are few who have had as direct an effect on gamers as Frank Pearce,” said Ted Price, president, Insomniac Games. “Through his efforts building and leading Blizzard Entertainment’s incredibly successful franchises, Frank is equally revered by the industry and the players Blizzard has entertained for so many years.”
Check out the full announcement over on the Academy's official website at http://www.interactive.org/.