Aaron Webber is the Director of Strategy, Studio & Community Relations at Sega of Japan, and former social media coordinator at Sega of America in San Francisco. He joined Sega sometime in 2008, and has worked on games such as Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and Sonic Generations.
According to an interview conducted by TSSZ News, he was a Sonic fan in the 1990s. In his school, the only thing that kids would ask was if one was a "Sonic kid" or a "Mario kid"; he claimed that he was a Sonic kid, being a fan of Sonic. He said that his passion for Sonic made him want to make Sonic games.
After three years of working in Sega, he earned a promotion as brand manager for Sonic Generations. On 27 June 2014, he left Sega to participate in charity and inspiring youth, but he returned in June 2015 in hopes of using the Sonic franchise and the Sega brand for his charity interests.
On 18 June 2020, he left his position as social media coordinator to occupy another position in Sega. On 7 August 2020, he revealed that he had become the Director of Strategy, Studio & Community Relations at Sega of Japan.
- Aaron Webber on Twitter. Twitter (27 June 2014). Retrieved on 10 January 2016. “Aaron Webber: After an amazing six years, today is my last day at @SEGA. Thank you all so much!”
- Sonic Talk 34: Sonic Boomiversary with Aaron Webber. YouTube (23 October 2015). Retrieved on 12 December 2015.
- Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter. Twitter (18 June 2020). Retrieved on 9 July 2020.
- Aaron Webber on Twitter. Twitter (7 August 2020). Retrieved on 7 August 2020. “Aaron Webber: I’m excited to share that I’ve accepted a new role with SEGA of Japan as Director of Strategy, Studio & Community Relations!
Besides Sonic, this means I get to support a lot of great SEGA teams – first up is PSO2 (@play_pso2) which just launched on Steam!”