Robert J Stein

A proven museum executive and global thought leader with a passion for transforming communities through rich experiences both online and in-person.

About Rob

Robert Stein is a proven museum executive and global thought leader with a passion for transforming communities through experiences that celebrate the significance of diverse cultures, embrace the intrinsic joy found in learning, and tackle the fundamental challenges of our society and planet.

Rob brings deep experience leading and growing teams in complex organizations, executive leadership of education efforts, experience design, and content strategies across multiple settings. Globally recognized for creating innovative onsite and digital experiences with a long-reaching strategic vision, Rob has also demonstrated success in fundraising to support those initiatives and is a sought-after author, speaker, and consultant.

Professional Experience

Senior Vice President, Guest Experiences & Communications
Shedd Aquarium

2019-Present

Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer
American Alliance of Museums
2016-2019

Board of Directors
Dexibit
2016-Present

Senior Advisor
Southern Methodist University, National Center for Arts Research – NCAR
2016-Present

Deputy Director
Dallas Museum of Art
2012 – 2016

Deputy Director for Research, Technology, and Engagement
Indianapolis Museum of Art
2010-2012

Chief Information Officer
Indianapolis Museum of Art
2006-2010

Assistant Director
Indiana University, Pervasive Technology Labs
2002-2006

Senior Visualization Programmer
University of Illinois, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
1996-2002

Web and Technology Specialist
Silicon Graphics Computer Systems
1995 – 1996