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Kathy Vrabeck '85 Among Top 20 Women in Video Game Industry

Kathy Vrabeck '85 Among Top 20 Women in Video Game Industry

May 24, 2008

Kathy Vrabeck 2007.jpgMay 24, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - The first-ever "Gamasutra 20," honoring the Top 20 women working in the video game industry today, includes Kathy Vrabeck, president of EA Casual Entertainment and 1985 graduate of DePauw University. Gamasutra is a Web site for video game developers. The honorees were selected by the site's editors and "industry notables."

"Vrabeck is ultimately responsible for EA's biggest growth label," notes her citation. "She directs how the casual entertainment department introduces their games to players of all ages ... (She) is responsible for product management and marketing in EA Mobile, EA's projects with Hasbro, and Steven Speilberg's lauded new puzzle game Boom Blox. In total, Vrabeck is in charge of nine studios and more than 1,100 employees positioned in locations from Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, to Austin. Prior to her work at EA, Vrabeck was president of publishing at Activision."

Bonnie Ruberg writes, "Once again, it's inspiring to see a woman in a position of such importance and saw in our 'male' industry. I think it's especially important that Kathy Vrabeck is a force in EA's casual games -- titles which are bridging the gaping gender divide in gaming. It's wonderful to think of all the Gamasutra.jpgfemale players she will be drawing in with games designed, managed, and directed toward an audience of women and girls."

Access the complete list of honorees by clicking here.

Learn more about Kathy (Patterson) Vrabeck in this recent story.