Reggie Fils-Aime Joins a New York Board of Directors
Reggie Fils-Aime has officially joined the Board of Directors for New York Videogame Critics Circle, continuing to have a presence in the gaming industry which has missed him dearly since retirement from Nintendo of America. The non-profit organization brings together a community of critics from a variety of backgrounds. Harold Goldberg, the founder of the organization, mentions what an asset Reggie’s history of leadership and industry disruption is as the non-profit includes group mentoring. Reggie Fils-Aime will be a professor at Cornell University in New York as well, continuing the trend of mentoring a new generation of potential leaders such as himself.
“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,” said Reggie Fils-Aime in a recent statement. “I have an admiration for the work that 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.”
Since Reggie Fils-Aime retired as the head of Nintendo of America, the gaming industry has commemorated him in several ways. Just like with Satoru Iwata from Japan, he still hasn’t been replaced despite his role being filled by Doug Bowser. We’re looking forward to seeing in what ways he is able to mentor the next generation of leaders and hope to see Doug Bowser grow into his role more.
What do you think of Reggie Fils-Aime’s jump to the board of directors and Cornell University? Do you expect him to find other ways of staying part of the gaming industry? Let us know in the comments below!