Bruce R. Cordell announced today that he has ended his 18 year run of employment with Wizards of the Coast (he was employed at TSR when WotC bought TSR out).
You can read his personal farewell here: Bruce Cordell's Blog
Bruce is responsible for many well know (dare I say Iconic) D&D titles - e.g. The Gates of Firestorm Peak was his first TSR product. He then worked on the D&D brand through 2nd edition, 3rd edition, 4th edition, and was subsequently chosen to be on the lead design team for DnDNext (5e).
No official news on where he is going or what project he will be working on, but speculation abounds!
We here at RPGG News wish Bruce the best in his future endeavors.