Fan numero uno, inspiration to a generation of Star Wars fans, and all-around nice guy Steve Sansweet announced today he'll be leaving Lucasfilm to pursue a different direction.From StarWars.com:
Since 1996, Steve Sansweet has served as the Lucasfilm ambassador to the ever-growing, ever-evolving community of Star Wars fans. Today, Sansweet announced that in April 2011 he will be leaving the company to begin a new chapter in his life. "Nearly 15 years ago I left my post as Los Angeles Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal to follow my bliss and take a 'one-year job' as Lucasfilm's Star Wars ambassador," said Sansweet. "Now it's time for another change and new challenges, while still maintaining an active role in the Star Wars fan community."