Suzanne Seldes Named Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

November 19, 2015

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

Suzanne Seldes Named  
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
at The Strong Museum

The Strong is pleased to announce that Suzanne Y. Seldes has been promoted to executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Seldes, who previously served as the museum’s vice president for marketing and communications, continues to oversee the museum’s marketing, public relations, web development, membership, and public program functions. In her new role, she adds oversight of the museum’s information technology team.

Before joining The Strong in 2008, Seldes held leadership positions with the Rochester Business Journal, Gannett Rochester Newspapers, and CBS Television and Radio Networks in New York City. Seldes holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She lives with her husband and three children in Webster.  

About The Strong

The Strong is the first collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play. It is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. Known widely as the nation’s museum of play, The Strong blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) to explore the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.