Johanna Faries Named Next President of Blizzard Entertainment, Starts February 5th

Johanna Faries, in an email to Blizzard staff:

“Dear Blizzard,

Though my official first day with you all is February 5, I want to let you know immediately that it is an honor to join you next week in this new capacity. I do so humbly and in awe of all that Blizzard has stood for and delivered to the world for over thirty years. Today also brings some mixed emotions. The loss of talented teammates in recent days is hard to hold side-by-side with the immense excitement I feel about joining Blizzard – and building on the momentum you’ve created for Blizzard’s next chapter.”

The “introduction” Faries mentions in her message was handled by Matt Booty, President of Xbox Content and Studios. You can read his email here.