New Trustees Named to Board of Cooper-Hewitt

Three new trustees have been added to the board of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: Jon Iwata, a senior vice president at IBM; Avi Reichental, president and CEO at 3D Systems; and Todd Waterbury, senior vice president, executive creative director at Target Corporation. The board currently includes thirty-six members and is led by chair Barbara Mandel and president Beth Comstock. Said Cooper-Hewitt director Caroline Baumann: “As we start the countdown to our reopening in late 2014, it is absolutely thrilling to welcome to our board of trustees Jon, Avi, and Todd, each of whom is passionate about the future of the nation’s design museum and its impact on visitors worldwide. Both Jon and Todd will be of vital assistance in providing innovative marketing ideas and connections for promoting the new museum, and Avi will be instrumental in helping Cooper-Hewitt integrate digital technology into a transformative visitor experience.”