Reggie Fils-Aime at a press event in New York on Jan. 13, 2017. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

About Stacey Sanner
Age63 Years
BirthJuly 26, 1960
SpouseReggie Fils-Aimé 2010
SiblingsChristopher Colt, Amy Luce
ParentsIsobel Colt, Donald Sanner
AddressKirkland, Washington
JobPR Consultant, Photographer, Author, Freelance Journalist
AlumniJohn Carroll University
HometownErie, Pennsylvania
BookKeeping a Blue Light On: A Citizen’s Tribute to the Seattle Police Department

Reggie Fils-Aimé is set to retire as the president and COO of Nintendo of America on April 15, 2019, after 15 years with the gaming giant. He came to Nintendo after a stint at VH1 where he met the love of his life, Stacey Sanner. Now that Nintendo meme legend Fils-Aimé is retiring, the spotlight has fallen onto his wife. We’ve got Stacey Sanner’s wiki for everything on Reggie Fils-Aimé’s wife.

She’s a PR Professional

Stacey Marie Sanner was born on July 26, 1960 and is 58 years old. She hails from Erie, Pennsylvania and is the daughter of Isobel Colt and Donald Sanner. She has two siblings from her mother’s second marriage.

Stacey has an accomplished career in the field of public relations that spans over three decades. After graduating from Ohio’s John Carroll University in 1982 with a BA in English, Sanner embarked on a successful PR career.

She started out as an account executive in the Cleveland PR firms, Creative Production Services, Edward Howard & Co., Carlton & Douglas, and M&C Salls. She was then a publicity manager for the Cleveland-based theater Playhouse Square for four years.

Sanner later moved to California, where she brought her expertise to Restless Records and A&M Records as Publicity Director.

The highlight of Sanner’s PR career was when she joined VH1, part of Viacom’s former MTV Networks division, in New York. Between 1996 and 2001, she devised creative PR strategies that transformed VH1 into a hub of original programming with shows like Behind the Music, Pop-Up Video, and Divas.

She later worked for the New York-based agency Goodman Media before taking over as Director of Communications at the Time Inc. publication Teen People magazine.

She now resides in Kirkland, Washington and has worked in Seattle. After handling accounts for HTC, Windows, and Amazon at Waggener Edstrom as VP of Global Consumer Practice, she started her own firm, Sanner Strategic PR, in 2008. She closed her firm in 2012 to follow her other passions of photography, video production, and serving the local police department.

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She Authored a Book on Seattle Police

There’s not much known about Sanner’s family. However, she mentioned in a tribute to deceased Pennsylvania officer Sgt. Leo Jonas Waldinger that she had recently discovered he was her great uncle. By then, Sanner had already become an integral presence in the Seattle Police Department and felt honored to be related to a brave officer.

Having witnessed 9/11 while she was in New York, Sanner held a desire to do something to pay tribute to the police officers who put their lives on the line. “I lived in New York City during 9/11. It was the first time I had ever seen police officers thanked for anything,” Stacey wrote. “My feeling was that we cannot honor law enforcement only when tragedy strikes. We have to appreciate them every day.”

Since 2010, Sanner has devoted herself to working for law enforcement. She was inspired by five Seattle officers who lost their lives on duty.

She turned her passion project, Keeping a Blue Light On: A Citizen’s Tribute to the Seattle Police Department, into a book she published in 2010.

Switching from PR to photography, she had taken pictures of members of the Seattle Police Department and paired each photographic portrait with a deeply moving interview of the officer.

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As the principal of Stacey Sanner Productions, she produces visual content for events through photography and videos. She has continued on the same path, producing SPD’s annual Seattle Police Awards Banquet.

She also holds events for Seattle locals to support the police and even produces the department’s recruiting videos. In 2018, she was appointed a member of the Seattle Police Foundation board.

Her book is not her first foray into writing. She has worked as a freelance journalist, reviewing concerts in Ohio and also writing for Variety. Her work has introduced her to several iconic personalities like David Bowie, something she rightfully boasts about on her Instagram.

She Met Reggie Fils-Aimé at VH1

Before he came to Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé was senior vice president of VH1 from 2001 to 2003. Though Sanner had left the network in 2001, she’d met the new VP and they hit it off.

Fils-Aimé’s romantic mode of communication was to leave her early morning voicemails. On the day of their first date, he left a voicemail detailing their dinner plans. The day after their date, he left a voicemail saying he had a great time with her.

They later went to Mexico on their first vacation together. At that time, Reggie gave her a present every day. (Can he get any more romantic?!)

Fils-Aimé keeps details about his personal life private, lest overzealous fans should pry too much. He doesn’t share their address, nor does he give many specifics about his wedding to Sanner. They reportedly married in 2010 and settled in Seattle.

The soon-to-be former president of NOA has three children from a previous marriage. He and Sanner don’t have any kids of their own.

In a statement announcing his retirement, Fils-Aimé said, “As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not ‘game over’ for me, but instead ‘leveling up’ to more time with my wife, family, and friends.”

Knowing that he’s quite the romantic, Reggie Fils-Aimé will probably make the most of retired life with Stacey Sanner.

Posted by Stacey Sanner on Friday, August 3, 2012

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