Brendan Bell has resigned his At-Large Director position on The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) board. Bell was appointed in December 2018 to replace Mike Webb, who resigned after a disagreement with the Board.
In his resignation letter Bell said he was stepping away from the industry and was not sure his new direction would allow him the time to dedicate to the Board.
Bell was the Vice President of Specialty Market Sales for Asmodee North America. His LinkedIn account indicates he left that job in September.
He joined the industry in 2002, working for Action Village. From 2004 to 2016, he was a member of the Games Workshop Trade Sales Management Team. He joined Asmodee North America in 2017.
Tabletop Wire reached out to Bell, but have not received a response.
GAMA bylaws require the Board to fill vacancies between annual membership meetings. The organization is asking individuals interested in serving out the remainder of Bell’s term, which ends in June 2020.
Candidates should email a one-page PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org summarizing their interest and relevant experience. The deadline is 9pm Eastern Time, December 5.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and never convicted of a felony. They do not need to be a current member of GAMA. The association said they are particularly interested in members with financial and/or accounting experience, especially relating to non-profits.
The Board meets once a month via video conference, and in person at Origins, the GAMA Trade Show, and in Columbus, Ohio in the Fall for planning. Board members are eligible for travel reimbursement.
This story has been updated to include Bell’s comments from his resignation letter.