NYU Honors Stu Seltzer

New York University has awarded Stu Seltzer, president of Seltzer Licensing Group, its 2017 Ambassador of the Year award for his 13 years of teaching and service to the NYU community.

April 6, 2018

NYU Honors Stu Seltzer

Licensing executive awarded for his teaching and contributions to the University since 2004.

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Stu Seltzer accepting the 2017 Ambassador of the Year award.


©NYU Photo Bureau: Creighton

New York University has awarded Stu Seltzer, president of Seltzer Licensing Group, its 2017 Ambassador of the Year award for his 13 years of teaching and service to the NYU community.

Since 2004, Seltzer has been teaching a three-credit class for undergraduate students on brand licensing.

“This award is given to those who have shown to be excellent supporters of the school,” says Nadav Friedman-Grunstein, vice president, SBS award committee, NYU. “In his time as a professor at the University, Seltzer has been the definition of an ambassador, not only educating our students but also providing them with meaningful connections and wonderful learning opportunities in and outside of the classroom.

“Additionally, Seltzer Licensing Group has provided countless NYU students with internships and even full-time employment,” continues Friedman-Grunstein. “You have been the exact definition of this award and we are so excited to honor you at the award ceremony.”

Other award recipients include:

  • Bjorn Hanson NYU Leadership Award–Tony Clark, executive director, Major League Baseball Players Association
    • Lalia Rach NYU Profile in Excellence Award–Val Ackerman, commissioner, Big East Conference
      • NYU Executive of the Year Award–Bill Daly, deputy commissioner, National Hockey League
        • NYU Media Award–Claire Smith, ESPN coordinating news editor and MLB 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

          “This award

          represents an incredible honor for Stu, who has pioneered this educational platform within the licensing sector,” says Tony Lisanti, global editorial director of

          License Global

          , who also teaches the same class at NYU during the fall semester. “I am privileged to teach the same class as Stu and look forward to seeing his continued work with NYU in the years to come.”

          “I’m honored to accept this award and honored to be part of the NYU community,” says Seltzer. “At NYU, we have the advantage of using New York City as our campus and we take the entire class to experience Toy Fair as well as visit many licensors and licensees including the NBA, Nickelodeon, CBS, and interact with many leaders in the licensing industry. I love the business of licensing and thank NYU for allowing me to pass this passion onto the students.”

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