GAMA Announces Personnel Changes

The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announces the departure of John Kaufeld from GAMA. As GAMA moves in a new direction, John was able to step in and combine his expertise in marketing with his knowledge in gaming to help the organization. Throughout this transition, we would like to thank John for his continued support for the organization and its mission.

GAMA is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Verdoliva as the Acting Sales Director. Steve has been with GAMA for nearly 2 years as the Program Coordinator. Steve has been involved in many aspects of the game industry, from being a partner in conventions in Southern California, owning a retail game store for more than thirteen years, to being a founding member of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (HMGS), Pacific Southwest, where he has the distinction of having held every office in the chapter. Please welcome Steve in his new role. His email address is

Also joining the GAMA team on a part-time basis is Andrea Kruse. Andrea has years of experience in the fields of public relations, marketing, and video production and will be working closely with Steve to increase awareness of the gaming industry. To contact Andrea, please email

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