Laura Saxby Lynch Elected Chairperson

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

August 1, 2016

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Laura Saxby Lynch Elected Chairperson
of The Strong’s Board of Trustees

ROCHESTER, New York—The Strong museum is pleased to announce the election of Laura Saxby Lynch as chairperson of its Board of Trustees. Saxby Lynch is director of corporate communications for Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, human resources, retirement, and insurance services for small and medium-sized businesses across the United States, Germany, and Brazil. Well-known for her long-time commitment to community service, Saxby Lynch has served on numerous not-for-profit organization boards, including as a trustee with The Strong for the past nine years. She has held several leadership roles on The Strong’s Executive Committee, most recently as vice chairperson. Saxby Lynch is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University. She currently resides in Fairport, New York, with her husband, John Lynch, and their son, Connor.

About The Strong

The Strong is the only museum in the world devoted solely to the history and exploration of play. It is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play.