Three Business Leaders Join Cooper-Hewitt’s Board

(Courtesy Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum)

(Courtesy Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum)

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has announced the arrival of three new trustees: Jon Iwata, senior vice president of marketing and communications at IBM, Avi Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems (a 3-D printing company), and Todd Waterbury, senior vice president and executive creative director at Target Corporation. Their arrival brings the number of board members at the Upper East Side museum, currently in the midst of a $79-million renovation project that will increase exhibition space, to 36.

“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,” stated Cooper-Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann in a news release. “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.”

Three Business Leaders Join Cooper-Hewitt’s Board