Reggie Fils-Aime is continuing to stay close to video games despite departing Nintendo earlier this year.
Even though he might no longer be at Nintendo of America, former company president Reggie Fils-Aime is continuing to stay close to the medium that he associated himself with for over fifteen years.
Announced today, Fils-Aime has now joined the board of directors of the New York Videogame Critics Circle. For those unaware, the organization is a non-profit that is meant to bring together critics of a variety of backgrounds to build community. The group participates in mentoring and a variety of other programs around the New York City area, as well. “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,” said Harold Goldberg, the founder of the New York Videogame Critics Circle.
“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,” Reggie Fils-Aime said in a statement released today. “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.”
This is yet another project that Fils-Aime has decided to tackle now that he has more time on his hands. He recently also announced that he will be teaching at Cornell University in New York, too. Plus, he now spends more time on Twitter interacting and commenting on the latest happenings in the gaming space.
While Reggie might no longer be the head of Nintendo, it seems like he’ll continue to associate himself with the video game industry in some manner well into the future.