April 3, 2023 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Steve Jackson Games welcomes Meredith Placko as the new CEO!
AUSTIN, TEXAS – After almost a decade at the helm, steering us through choppy waters and growing the company dramatically, Phil Reed is taking a well-deserved rest from the CEO position. He will continue to lead our crowdfunding effort, act as Art Director, and serve as a member of our Senior Staff and Board of Directors. But he will be doing this on fewer hours a week, devoting more energy to his health and personal work while still being available to his successor to answer questions.
Please join me in welcoming Meredith Placko as our new Chief Executive Officer.
Meredith is no stranger to the tabletop game business. She joins us from Turbo Dork, the acrylic paint company known for its bright metallic and color turbo-shifting hues. Her leadership has helped grow TD into a favorite of mini painters across the globe. She has brought new and innovative ideas to the hobby, while successfully managing a collective of creatives who know no bounds. With that experience, she is well prepared to step into her role at Steve Jackson Games.
"My excitement at joining the team at Steve Jackson Games is something I cannot express in words," says Meredith. "Mostly dinosaur-esque screeching noises. I hope to earn your trust in the months going forward, as we keep on making the games everyone loves."
Meredith got her first taste of RPGs in a telnet D&D campaign with her mighty 9600kbd modem. After that wrapped, everyone decided to try another system: GURPS. She was hooked. Now she gets to play TTRPGS every other week with friends, in a real-life setting of a comfy game room. When not playing her cleric, who is going through a crisis of faith, Meredith can be found cuddling in a pile of rescue cats.
About Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has published games, game books, and magazines since 1980. SJ Games has an extensive catalog of hit games including Munchkin, Zombie Dice, Car Wars, the GURPS roleplaying system, Ogre, and much more. Munchkin, Ogre, and Illuminati also have digital versions on Steam and other platforms, bringing tabletop classics to a new generation of fans.