GameStop appoints Reggie Fils-Aimé to board of directors

Reggie Fils-Aimé retired from Nintendo of America.

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Nintendo of America’s former president and taker of names is joining GameStop’s board of directors. The huge gaming retail company announced today that Reggie Fils-Aimé is joining its board to help turn the company around. Fils-Aimé is best known as his time as president of Nintendo of America, when he was the face of the company in North America.

Joining Fils-Aimé on the board is Bill Simon and J.K. Symancyk. Simon has worked 30 years in various executive roles in the retail industry. Symancyk is the president and chief executive of PetSmart. GameStop’s goal is to have Fils-Aimé, Simon, and Symancyk provide expertise to help turn its struggling business back toward profitability.

“The gaming industry needs a healthy and vibrant GameStop,” Fils-Aimé writes on Twitter. “I look forward to being a part of GameStop’s corporate board and helping to make this happen.”