From the 2005 DGxpo held on Wake Tech Community College campus to today's East Coast Game Conference, behind the scenes is a core team of industry professionals volunteering their time to provide quality speakers, exhibits and sponsors. Their goal is to create a conference with an atmosphere where attendees return annually and anticipate a great opportunity to network, meet new people and reconnect with friends.


Walter Rotenberry - Co-Founder and Co-Chair, TGI

Walter Rotenberry

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Long time facilitator and innovator, Walter began making video games with his Commodore 64 back in the early 1980’s. After one of his programming students wanted to know why he would have to go all the way to Florida to learn how to make video games …

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Troy Knight - Co-Founder and Co-Chair, TGI

Troy Knight

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Troy has 20 years of experience in the gaming, learning and design industries and is an entrepreneur at heart. He has worked as an animator, lead application engineer, head of project management, and director of global production. His experience began in the …

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Cindy Foster - Secretary, TGI

Cindy Foster


Cindy Foster is the director of the Simulation and Game Development program at Wake Technical Community College. With her team of industry experienced professionals, she leads the robust degree program that feeds many of the Triangle area …

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Tom Gross - Treasurer, TGI

Tom Gross


Tom previously was the CEO of CDV Software Entertainment USA, Vice President of Sales for Atari, VP Sales Infogrammes, and VP Sales and Distribution for GT Interactive Software. He now consults to the video game industry ….

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Jane Proctor - Event Coordinator

Jane Proctor

Event Coordinator

ECGC and its predecessor DGXpo never would happen without hundreds of hours of Jane’s time. She wears many hats: volunteer coordinator, speaker information chaser, badge printer, website liaison, hotel block arranger and seemingly any other …

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Ken Turner - Career Lounge Coordinator

Ken Turner

Career Lounge Coordinator

When not saving the world from alien hordes, Ken teaches at Wake Technical Community College as an Associate Professor in the Simulation and Game Development curriculum. Ken is a consummate game professional. With a career that spans almost 20 years …

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Richard Dansky - Narrative Lead

Richard Dansky

Narrative Lead

The Central Clancy Writer for Ubisoft Red Storm, Richard Dansky has contributed to over 40 titles in iconic franchises like Ghost Recon, Might & Magic, Splinter Cell, Far Cry, and Rainbow Six. His most recent credit was on Clancy’s The Division …

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Doug Foster - Webmaster & IT/Marketing Support

Doug Foster

Web, IT, & Marketing

Doug Foster helps entrepreneurs explain and sell technology. Prior to founding Convinsys, Doug served in technical and managerial roles for sales, marketing, IT, engineering, and manufacturing companies ranging from startups to global high tech …

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Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson

Education Lead

Justin is an Assistant Professor of Art + Design and Doctor of Design practitioner at North Carolina State University. With over 13 years of experience in the game industry in a variety of roles including: level designer, environment artist, lead environment artist, character artist, and UI designer …

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