Sam Aquillano

Sam Aquillano is the Founder and Executive Director of Design Museum Foundation a national, nomadic museum operating across three branches — Boston, Portland, San Francisco — and growing across the country.

Their mission: bring the transformative power of design everywhere. Design is everywhere, so the museum has no permanent address — instead, Sam and his team turn the museum inside out and transform the city into into the design museum with exhibitions, events, publications, and more. Sam holds a degree in Industrial Design and spent the first part of his career designing consumer products at Bose and teaching ID at MassArt and Wentworth Institute of Technology. While launching the Design Museum he earned his MBA at Babson College. Last year named Sam one of America’s top 100 coolest dads.