Susan Panico, senior director of the PlayStation Network in North America, has left Sony Computer Entertainment after more than 17 years with the company.
Panico joined SCEA in 1994 as a PR assistant, and worked her way up the company to take a role as Sony's director of product and online marketing, where she led the marketing launch of Sony's PSP handheld console.
She later took on the role of senior director for the PlayStation Network, which she held for nearly five years.
In a statement to Venturebeat, Patrick Seybold, senior director of Corporate Communications and Social Media at SCEA, explained, "We can confirm Susan has left SCEA."
He continued, "We thank her for her considerable contribution to our business and wish her every success in the future."
There is no word yet regarding who will replace Panico, nor is there word on whether Panico is staying in the games industry.