Ex-Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé will join the New York Videogame Critics Circle's board of directors with immediate effect, it has been revealed. His role will help with the organisation's "mission of mentoring and scholarships in underserved communities".

The NYVGCC is a multicultural organisation comprised of videogame critics, writers, reporters, and bloggers based in New York which hosts a variety of programs for underprivileged students. Among these programs is its DreamYard Project - which offers mentoring, internships, workshops, job information and college scholarships - and community events which provide more games education.

NYVGCC founder and board president, Harold Goldberg, has shared the following:

“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 Fils-Aimé visits DreamYard Preparatory School in the Bronx where members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle mentor students and teach courses© NYVGCC
Reggie Fils-Aimé visits DreamYard Preparatory School in the Bronx where members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle mentor students and teach courses

Reggie's been rather busy in his retirement; since leaving Nintendo back in April this year, the 'Regginator' has gone on to be a Managing Partner at Brentwood Growth Partners and a Leader-in-Residence at Cornell University. In a press release covering this new endeavour, Reggie also provided comment:

“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.”