Matthew Polk is a co-founder of Baltimore-based Polk Audio, Inc., where he served as Chairman and head of product development until his retirement. Mr. Polk and his wife Amy Gould, FAIA, are avid collectors of modern and historic textiles. They are frequent lenders to and supporters of museum exhibitions and have created a foundation, The Historic Textile Research Foundation, whose mission it is to develop a database of textile related carbon dating information for reference use. Mr. Polk is the recipient of many electronics industry awards and holds more than 20 patents. He and his wife Amy share many interests including art, travel, skiing, and amateur motor racing.