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GGJ Executive Director Tim Cullings Steps Down

Tim Cullings

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – 6 February, 2024 – The Global Game Jam’s (GGJ) Executive Director Tim Cullings is stepping down after two years of leading the world’s largest game creation event. Charly Harbord, the GGJ’s Director of Partnerships, will serve in an interim staff lead role during the search for the next Executive Director.


“We appreciate and celebrate all Tim has accomplished as a long-standing and dedicated leader of the GGJ community.” said Sabrina Culyba, GGJ Board President.  “We wish him the best in his next endeavor.”


During Cullings’ two years as executive director, the GGJ emerged from the impacts of the pandemic and regained much of the momentum that the organization has been experiencing since its inception. Before becoming Executive Director in 2022, Cullings was the Director of Operations of the GGJ, a long-time site organizer in Seattle and a fervent advocate of the GGJ.


“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as both Director of Ops and Executive Director for GGJ,” said Cullings about his departure. “I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to enable people all over the world to pursue their passion as game developers and to build safe and inclusive communities as organizers. Even though I am stepping away from my role at GGJ I will always be a part of this amazing community and will do my best to continue to serve the people who make GGJ what it is.”


The GGJ Board of Directors has initiated the search for the organization’s next Executive Director. Interested parties can view the job description and additional information here.