Electronic Arts board of directors member Geraldine Laybourne has retired after nearly four years with the Battlefield and Mass Effect publisher. Her retirement was revealed through government filings and is effective immediately.
Laybourne is the founder of television network Oxygen, and also served as president of Disney/ABC Cable Networks from 1996 to 1998. She also spent 16 years at Nickelodeon.
Laybourne joined EA in November 2008 and was one of four members of EA's Executive Compensation and Leadership Committee. This group assisted the board of directors in deciding compensation and benefit levels, and also helped foster leadership endeavors.
It is not clear how Laybourne's departure from EA will affect the publisher moving forward, and a company representative was not immediately available for comment.