Naughty Dog Announces Neil Druckmann’s Promotion to Co-President of The Studio

Today Naughty Dog announced a few promotions within the popular Sony Interactive Entertainment first-party studio.

First of all, The Last of Us Part II creative director and former vice-president has been promoted to co-president alongside Evan Wells, who has penned the announcement himself.

Secondly, director of operations Alison Mori and co-director of programming Christian Gyrling have both been promoted to the rank of vice president.

Below you can read the full announcement:

“As we close out a year that has seen its challenges as we all live through a global pandemic, there have been bright moments too. One exciting moment for Naughty Dog was the long-anticipated release of The Last of Us Part II in June. Another moment comes today as we wanted to share some other terrific news about the studio.

At an all-studio meeting today, we announced some well-deserved promotions:

Neil Druckmann now joins me as Co-President of Naughty Dog, after serving almost three years as Vice President. In addition, we’re welcoming Alison Mori and Christian Gyrling as Vice Presidents of Naughty Dog. Prior to becoming Vice President, Alison served as our Director of Operations and Christian served as our Co-Director of Programming.

We have such an incredible team at Naughty Dog and being able to work alongside each and every one of them is especially meaningful these days. I feel proud of the team when I’m able to recognize their accomplishments and contributions to the studio. Please join me in giving them all a big congratulations!”

Following the success of The Last of Us Part II, Druckmann takes on the role previously covered by former co-president Christophe Balestra, who retired in 2017.

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