Chapter Board of Director Elections

Regular chapter elections are an opportunity for all chapter members to shape the activities of the chapter and influence the local game industry in general. 


The Board of Directors of the chapter consists of five members, including a Chair and a Vice Chair (or two co-Chairs), a Treasurer, and a Secretary, plus any other titled positions the Board may deem appropriate. One person may hold more than one office.


Elections are held for general seats on the Board, and not for specific positions. At the start of each new term, the Board votes to allocate position titles and duties among its members. Directors serve a two-year term, with staggered elections held annually. 


In the event that any seat on the Board is unable to be filled through regular elections or becomes vacant by resignation or any other reason, the remaining members of the Board may vote to appoint an interim Director to serve until the next election cycle.



Voting Eligibility

In order to vote in the election, you must be a paying, registered member of the IGDA. Student members are not eligible to run or vote; however, students may opt to purchase a professional rather than a student membership in order to participate in elections and receive the other benefits of full membership. To become a member, visit

2017 Election Timeline

There are three director seats up for election in 2017.

  • November 6: Three-week nomination period opens. A call for nominations and request for candidate statements.
  • November 27: Nominations close at 11:59pm. LAST DAY FOR CANDIDATES TO REGISTER IGDA MEMBERSHIP.
  • November 29: The slate of nominees will be approved by the IGDA NYC Board of Directors and announced. Nominees' statements will be posted on the IGDA NYC website and social media channels. 
  • December 4: Two-week voting period opens. Votes will be cast using IGDA's website.
  • December 18: Voting closes. LAST DAY FOR VOTING MEMBERS TO REGISTER IGDA MEMBERSHIP. The winners will be privately notified by email within one week of the close of the election period. 
  • January 1: Newly elected members of the Board of Directors officially take office, vote on position appointments, and announce results to the chapter. 

2017 Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2017 election for the IGDA NYC Board of Directors!


The three winners are Bill Podurgiel, Coray Seifert, and Mattia Sicuro. They will take their seats as members of the Board on January 1.


We want to extend a big thank-you to everyone who ran and to everyone who voted in the election. Your participation means a lot and is crucial to creating a thriving, active chapter that represents the voices of the community.


Congratulations and welcome to Bill, Coray, and Matt. Here's looking forward to a great 2018!

Bill Podurgiel

Coray Seifert


Mattia Sicuro