Longtime Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime stepped down back in April, turning the job over to Doug Bowser. Despite this retirement, he remains incredibly active. In recent weeks, he has announced plans to teach at Cornell and to give a keynote address at SXSW 2020. He has also implied that he’ll be attending The Game Awards this December. Today, Reggie confirmed the next step in his post-Nintendo journey. He’ll be joining the Board of Advisors for the New York Videogame Critics Circle.
Reggie’s next role
Harold Goldberg, founder and board president of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, welcomed Reggie to the team in a press release this morning.
I’m pleased to welcome my long-time friend and gaming industry veteran, Reggie Fils-Aimé, to the board of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, where his extensive experience will strengthen our board of directors. Reggie’s history of leadership and industry disruption will be a tremendous asset to the organization as we continue to execute on our mission of giving back to our underserved communities.
Reggie called the appointment an honor and pledged to use his position to give back to the community.
Drawing from my years of experience in the gaming industry for having a big picture perspective, and from my roots as a kid from the Bronx, joining the New York Videogame Critics Circle board of directors feels like a natural fit. I have an admiration for the work that the NYVGCC has accomplished in giving back to communities since its inception and can’t wait to jump in and contribute to the success of the organization.
About the New York Videogame Critics Circle
The NYVGCC is a non-profit organization that seeks to stand out in the “cut-throat world of journalism” by cultivating a community. Some of their endeavors include:
- DreamYard Project at DreamYard Prep School in the Bronx: Offering mentoring, internships, workshops, job information and college scholarships for intelligent, but underprivileged students.
- Community events at The Henry Street Settlement: The New York Videogame Critics Circle has held the annual New York Game Awards at the Abrons Arts Center and brings games education to community events.
- Mentoring at Older Adult Technology Services (O.A.T.S.), at their Senior Planet tech center in Manhattan’s Chelsea area.
- New York Public Library system and American Museum of Natural History panels: Talks and discussions about jobs in games, games history, and how games bring people together.