APRIL 7TH – 9TH, 2020

These seasoned industry professionals volunteer their time every year to help the East Coast Conference experience. They work hard to ensure that the quality of the content and the experience of the conference provided is high-level. Their dedication is critical to the success of the conference. Read below to find out about the extraordinary members of the ECGC Team.

Triangle Game Initiative Board Members

Walter Rotenberry

Co-Founder and Co-Chair, TGI

Co-President of the Triangle Game Initiative and Co-Chair at the East Coast Game ConferenceLong 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...

Walter Rotenberry - Triangle Game Initiative board member

Troy Knight

Co-Founder and Co-Chair, TGI

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...

Troy Knight - Triangle Game Initiative board member

Tom Gross

Treasurer, TGI

Tom Gross serves on the Board of Directors of Triangle Game Initiative as its Treasurer, and helps coordinate the TGI’s East Coast Game Conference. He previously was the CEO of CDV Software Entertainment USA, Vice President of Sales for Atari...

Tom Gross - Triangle Game Initiative board member

Cindy Foster

Secretary, TGI

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...

Cindy Foster - Triangle Game Initiative board member

Key Contributors

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 ...

Jane Proctor - ECGC Event Coordinator

Mary Holtschneider

VIP Lounge Host

Mary Holtschneider has served as VIP Host for ECGC for the past several years and is dedicated to optimizing the ECGC experience for all VIPs. She has also served as ...

Mary Holtschneider - ECGC VIP Lounge Coordinator

Doug Foster

Webmaster & IT/Marketing Support

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

Doug Foster - ECGC Webmaster & IT/Marketing Support

Ken Turner

Career Lounge Coordinator

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

Ken Turner - ECGC Career Lounge Coordinator

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 ...

Richard Dansky - ECGC core team member

John Sublette

Audio/Visual Coordinator

John most enjoys making technology work for other people. He has served on the A/V crew at his home church, helped ECGC, GalaxyCon/SuperCon Raleigh, Animazement, and ProductCampRTP over the years. As a technologist and a maker ...

John Sublette - Audio/Visual Coordinator