REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nintendo of America announces the hiring of a new vice president of Human Resources. Robyn Corr began work at Nintendo of America’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash., on April 29, and is in charge of employee welfare, compensation, benefits, recruiting, learning and development, organizational development, payroll and HR systems. She reports to Flip Morse, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of Corporate Resources.
Corr comes to Nintendo from Starbucks Coffee Company, where she has worked since 1998, most recently as vice president of Partner Resources. In that role, she developed strategies that allowed the company to build on leadership capabilities, develop talent and assess and identify future leaders to ensure organizational effectiveness. Prior to Starbucks, Corr held HR positions at Texaco Refining & Marketing Inc.
“Robyn Corr brings a wealth of experience to Nintendo,” Morse said. “Effective human relations is vital to growing and maintaining any organization, and we’re lucky to be able to access her years of excellence in this field.”
Corr holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and marketing from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, and an MBA from City University in Bellevue, Wash. Since 2009 she has served on the board of directors for YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish in northwest Washington.
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About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 654 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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