The Musser Award for Excellence in Leadership honors outstanding achievement and service by a distinguished member of the business community.

It is the highest honor Temple University’s Fox School of Business affords, and recognizes those who personify the idea of leadership as exceptional individual accomplishments that also benefit the larger community.

The inaugural award was established in honor of the achievements and entrepreneurial spirit of Warren V. (Pete) Musser. As founder of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. in 1953, and as its leader for nearly four decades, Mr. Musser formed numerous technology-oriented companies that helped create the Greater Philadelphia region’s strong reputation for technological innovation.

He supports and leads many community and charitable causes, including the Center for Economic Education at Temple. The Center brings business, economic and entrepreneurial education to K through 12 teachers and students throughout the region and state.