Founders' Day honoree: Stephen Teglas
Stephen Teglas is being honored with the Alumni Achievement Award – one of the most prestigious awards given by the Alumni Association – for his visionary work with The Walt Disney Co. and his contributions to a pioneering partnership between the company and ASU.
Teglas joined the Disney Store in 1993. He became vice president/general manager of Fashion & Home of Disney Consumer Products, North America, in 2008. In this role, Teglas has pioneered strategy relating to Disney’s licensed products aimed at the “tween” (nine- to 12-year-old children) demographic, including the emphasis on fashion as a major component of the brand for young female consumers.
An avid Sun Devil, Teglas has been instrumental in building a relationship between Disney and ASU. He shaped a joint trademark licensing arrangement that will result in a variety of merchandise that will feature Sparky with Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters.
He also has been involved in ASU’s InnovationSpace program, creating a Disney sponsorship in which students from design, engineering and business work with Disney representatives to develop product and service concepts for children in the areas of health and sustainability.
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