GAMMA Program Announces New Executive Board Chair

The University of Texas at Austin’s Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program is pleased to announce Jerry Bowerman, CEO at sonarDesign, Inc., as the new Chair of its Executive Board.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a new Chair with such experience and talent as Jerry Bowerman,” said Dr. Paul Toprac, Associate Director and Senior Lecture of the GAMMA Program. “Jerry has been an active and indispensable board member. He is an excellent choice for chairman of the program.”

Bowerman, a GAMMA Executive Board member since 2013, has been part of the software industry since 1993, working for companies such as Sierra Online, Electronic Arts, Lucasfilm and LucasArts, and, now, sonarDesign. Bowerman represents the new foci of the GAMMA Program, which include mobile and interactive media solutions, as well as games.

Bowerman succeeds Richard Vogel, President of BattleCry Studios, and Gordon Walton, President of Art+Craft Entertainment, who were co-chairs. Both Vogel and Walton will continue to be Executive Board members.

“We are pleased and honored to have Richard and Gordon’s continued support on the GAMMA Executive Board,” said Toprac. “The dedication and commitment of such prominent members of the game community enables the GAMMA Program to continue to grow and prosper.”

The Executive Board ensures that the GAMMA Program meets the needs of industry, expands industry reach, and facilitates students in obtaining desirable jobs. For a full GAMMA Executive Board list, visit http://gamedev.utexas.edu/about/executive-board/.

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The Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program at the University of Texas at Austin is an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program between the College of Fine Arts, Computer Science Department, and Radio-Television-Film Department. The program produces graduates ready to design, develop, and provide leadership for the exploding growth in game, mobile app, and creative media agencies and studios in Texas and around the world. For more information on the GAMMA Program, please visit http://gamedev.utexas.edu or contact Cameron M. Weed.