Tom Kalinske Elected to The Strong's Board of Trustees

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

May 8, 2019

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Tom Kalinske Elected to
The Strong’s Board of Trustees

The Strong is pleased to announce that Tom Kalinske, partner at Alsop Louie Partners, has been elected to the museum’s Board of Trustees. Kalinske has previously held CEO and leadership positions at Sega of America, Inc., Universal Matchbox Group, Mattel, Inc., and Leapfrog, where he built brands such as Hot Wheels, Masters of the Universe, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more. For this work, he was inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame in 1997. Additionally, Kalinske is currently Executive Chairman of Global Education Learning, a start-up dedicated to providing educational products and services to children in Asia.

About The Strong

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and 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. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and oth