When the AIAS announced earlier this week that former Sunleaf Studios CEO Martin Rae would be taking over the president’s position held for over six years by Joseph Olin, Rae said he was “honored to have been selected by the Academy’s Board” and “look[ing] forward to building on [Olin’s] accomplishments.”

But if you had asked Olin about the position at a different point in his life, the answer reaction not have been the same. “Frankly, the job, when I looked at it, it might not have been something I would have looked at years ago,” Rae said in an interview with Gamasutra.

“But I looked at it, and I said Joseph’s done a great job, really built a good foundation, and there were some things I thought we could do long term that were pretty exciting for me.”

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